Australia has lost all credibility in the region. It was bad enough to trash the #PIF2019, but then to claim seasonal work would save Islanders from climate change is ludicrous and deeply racist. #FruitPicker.
In the margins of the #PIF2019 @eu_eeas DSG, @CLefflerEU met with the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland. They discussed the Commonwealth actions in the Pacific and explored possible synergies..
Enele Sopoaga says he wishes he could’ve done more for his people and that some leaders were in tears during the retreat. And says all but one country - Australia - endorsed the statement without qualification. #PIF2019.
Ardern telling the Islanders off for not promoting enough women in their politics, yet she appointed her own Father to be Administrator of Tokelau. Fucking hypocrite. #nzpol #PIF2019.
NCD, urgent actions on Climate Change, A UN Commission to look into the Human Rights situation in West Papua and A Regional Mechanism to address oil spills and marine pollution are what Solomon Islands is expecting in the Forum Commuiquè. #PIF2019.
Ready to chat to Raf on @abcmelbourne radio about the Pacific Island Forum #PIF2019 #Auspol.
Waiting for final wording on Climate Declaration. It is clear no agreement on language before it went to Leaders last night . concerning that key words n terms officials couldn’t find consensus. Now left to the ‘wisdom of Solomon’ God speaks through leaders @anudpa #PIF2019.
Hon. Manele expresses appreciation towards Spains interest for more engagements with #SolomonIslands stating both countries share a history. #PIF2019.
After quiet morning, few hours to go #PIF2019 Leaders retreat- and the planes bringing the dialogue partners have touched well some. UK have a Minister here- and for his shuttle diplomacy - US Secretary Interior touches down tomorrow. It will be buzzing again in Funafuti.
Spain expresses interest to engage more with #SolomonIslands to tackle climate change by supporting more projects relating to climate change. #PIF2019.
From the Guangming Daily, and including some comments from me: #PIF2019.
Morrison’s Pacific step-up means nothing without real climate action Great analysis by Mary-Louise O’Callaghan (@ML_OC) via @ASPI_org #PIF2019 #ClimateChange.
Unfortunately, she’s a slow learner. Her listening skills are somewhat #PIF2019 #nzpol @SkyNewsAust.
Pacific Islands Forum 2019 family photo. #PIF2019 #auspol.
Keeping coal out of the #PIF2019 communique is a red line issue for Australia. Kyoto all over again..
Today #PIF2019 Leaders will consider various pre-negotiated regional agenda by Foreign Ministers, CROP agencies (and their ministerial bodies) officials, negotiators and concerns/opp raised by CSO and private sector. It’s amazing how 19 women and men (+1 adviser) reach CONSENSUS.
@bennpackham No surprize he is at #PIF2019 2 promote coal n will bribe n lie n threaten ppl- they can do the world a favor n hope they do.
We discussed how Australia’s stepped up engagement in the Pacific is supporting Vanuatu’s development priorities. My visit has confirmed the Australia-Vanuatu relationship is stronger than ever. @pacmedcentre @RRegenvanu #PIF2019 #AfrikaForWestPapua.
This video is a great introduction to the events unfolding over the next few days at the #PIF2019.
#PIF2019 New Zealand Govt tortured boys and girls as young as 4 with #ECT to body parts while awake and screaming and sets crown law on survivors to prevent them from getting rehab and compo..
Ok lots of family-friendly references here. @ScottMorrisonMP is really embracing Pacific kinship. Normally you know alot about your family & we expect a proposal for Pacific cultural literacies in Australia (like the Asia literacies of past decade) to be a priority too #PIF2019.
That time when the Australian Prime Minister laughed about Pacific countries being flooded by sea level rise #PIF2019 #Tuvalu.
@rharris334 @ScottMorrisonMP Someone photoshop a crown of coal on the PM’s head #PIF2019.
Aust PM @ScottMorrisonMP arrives at #PIF2019, meets with Tuvalu’s PM Enele Sopoaga. “To step up, you have to show up and we’re showing up.” #auspol.