Oceania: Australians Reject Indigenous Voice

October 8
Nauru president arrives in Taiwan for National Day celebrations
US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Emergency Declaration
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Huntington Launches US Navy’s Amphibious Assault Ship ‘Bougainville’
St. Vincent, Nauru leaders thank Taiwan for support during Tsai meetings
Native Hawaiians push to preserve history and heritage following Maui wildfires

1970 October 10: Fiji Day
October 10: World Mental Health Day
Indonesia cancels West Papua rights meeting with Melanesian nations, delegate says
Pacific Partnership 2023 Returns to Papua New Guinea
Marshall Islands: The ‘last country’ on Earth without a national football team
Analysts: Congressional Budget Battle Gives Beijing Opening in the Pacific
How Kiribati turned missionary modesty into a fashion staple

October 11: International Day of the Girl Child
Palau’s President Wonders if US Is Committed to Promised Deal
Typhoon Bolaven engulfs Guam, Northern Mariana Islands with wind, rain
High speed internet package comes to The Northern Mariana Islands

China Frees Australian Journalist After Over 3 Years’ Detention
Blue Prosperity Micronesia and National Geographic Pristine Seas Begin Marine Science Expedition in the Federated States of Micronesia
Tuvalu plans for its own disappearance

‘Don’t forget us’: Why this canoe is a sinking Pacific island’s last hope

Australians vote to reject constitutional ‘Voice’ for Indigenous people
Australia rejects proposal to recognise Aboriginal people in constitution
New Zealand shifts right as voters punish ruling party

2008 October 15: International Parliamentarians for West Papua launches in UK
‘Reconciliation is dead’: Indigenous Australians vow silence after referendum fails
Hurt ripples in wake of Indigenous Voice vote
Misunderstood U.S. territory Guam aim to educate at home and abroad

Nation that welcomed me is no more
‘A defeat not only for Aboriginal people, but also for democracy in Australia’
Aboriginal flag lowered as a sign of solidarity
Planning ahead for Solomon Islands’ Pacific Games
Philippines to send young workers to Micronesia

‘No’ to Australia’s indigenous Voice – a devastating wake-up call for resistance to colonialism
NT remote Aboriginal community urges governments not to forget their housing struggles following Voice referendum
Hosts New Caledonia claim two early wins at Women’s IHF Trophy Oceania
Vanuatu: citizens holds protest against political instability while civil society submits information ahead of rights review
Fiji says will strengthen defence cooperation with Australia
‘Don’t make us choose’: Fiji PM’s fears over US-China tensions
Papuan rebels kill 7 gold miners
Xi Jinping Meets with Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea James Marape
Papua New Guinea: Attack on media workers, flags taken down while mining company forced to talk to communities
The United States and the Republic of the Marshall Islands Sign Three Compact of Free Association-Related Agreement
US, Marshall Islands Sign Security Deal That Will Limit China’s Access to Western Pacific
Forget the Caribbean. Easter Island Is the Latest Hot-Spot for Luxury Travel.

Using Niuean Language Week as a platform
Fiji’s ‘Rambo’ PM calls for Pacific to become ocean of peace
Visit to Australia by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji
EU finds the Marshall Islands cooperative for tax purposes

1974 October 19: Niue Constitution Day
U.S. Coast Guard, Republic of Palau strengthen maritime partnership for regional stability
AECOM and Resilient Reefs Initiative welcome new resilience strategy for Palau’s Koror Rock Islands
Niue Language Week: I can’t speak Vagahau Niue so am I less of a Niuean than those who can?
French women rugby captain’s Pacific heritage

After failed referendum, Indigenous Australians ask what’s next
Rio Tinto, Aboriginal group sign first solar deal for Western Australia iron ore region
Cultural festival planned alongside Pacific Games in Solomon Islands
New mechanical engineering pathway benefits shipyards on Oʻahu, Guam
Niue celebrates 49 years of self-governing

Niue: The South Pacific’s most surprising island nation

Who are the ‘kōhanga reo generation’ and how could they change Māori and mainstream politics?
Australia’s Labor sees Illegal Maritime Arrivals sent to Nauru for the first time in nine years
Tuvalu issues warning of ‘fraudulent’ registry operation

China-Australia thaw reveals limits of Beijing’s economic coercion
Building resilience through increased access to information in the Federated States of Micronesia
Tahiti campaigners say ‘non’ to Paris Olympics surf tower

1821 October 26: National Gospel Day, Cook Islands
1932 October 26: Angam Day, Nauru
Auckland Council votes to reject Māori seats
Cyclone Lola leaves trail of destruction in Northern Vanuatu, warning for cyclone season
Kiribati atoll 2,000 km from Hawaii gets U.S. wharf as China eyes airport
Communist Party of China delegation wraps up visit to Kiribati
Pianist Mahani Teave visits Middlebury from Rapa Nui

October 27: Peniamina Gospel Day, Niue (1846 October 26)
‘People are going crazy’: rugby fever grips New Zealand in lead-up to World Cup final
New Caledonia expands strictly protected coverage of its swath of the Pacific
‘It’s just how life is here’: children in Vanuatu devastated by early return of cyclone season
Gritty 30-year journey in Aotearoa for guardians of Tokelau language

Chinese party delegation visits Solomon Islands, Chinese state media reports
New flight route connecting Singapore and Palau to take off on Nov 23

Bringing together Indigenous values and voices on climate action from across the Pacific
Francesca Semoso: Bougainville’s first woman MP in PNG’s parliament
Taiwan congratulates new Nauru President David Adeang
Coach hired, team still required: Soccer’s status in the Marshall Islands is a work in progress
Heavyweight boxer Duken Tutakitoa-Williams to lead Niue’s Pacific Games medal bid

Solomon Islands Premiers concludes visit to China
Nauru’s President Adeang sworn in, names his Cabinet
USNS Mercy’s visit to Marshall Islands marks launch of Pacific Partnership 24-1
People of Federated States of Micronesia can now claim dual citizenship in the US
Kiribati Islands to Benefit from Desalination Project Partnership

November 1
Surviving Aboriginal workers and relatives win $180m settlement from WA government for stolen wages
China sending more police, donating equipment including drones to Solomon Islands for Pacific Games
Kal angam-kal brings together intergenerational, untold stories of West Papua
Pacific languages app aims to teach seven Pasifika mother tongues

Yellen: Indo-Pacific allies should not have to choose between US, China
How a tiny Pacific Island became the global capital of cybercrime
China wants direct air link with French Polynesia – Tahiti-based Consul

1986 November 3: Federated States of Micronesia Independence Day
Te Pāti Māori claims victory in 6 of the 7 Māori electorates
New Caledonia’s opposing parties start talking ahead of French minister’s visit
Pacific island Bougainville seeks to tap riches of closed copper mine

China and Australia: Frenemies who need each other
Football in New Caledonia: strong growth and major ambitions
Indonesia Is Stepping Up Its Repression of West Papua’s Freedom Movement
West Papua tribe at risk of losing homeland after court ruling: NGOs
Why native Hawaiians are being “pushed out of paradise” in their homeland

China and Australia’s climate targets on the agenda as Pacific Islands Forum meeting kicks off in Cook Islands
Pacific Islands Forum: four leaders fail to attend as China-US rivalry takes centre stage
The most Māori in Parliament ever. Significant? Or so what?
Election 2023: Bread and butter issues turned Māori away from Labour
Pacific Partnership 2024-1 Hosts Career Fair and Concert in Marshall Islands

China, Australia to restart annual meetings as trade resumes
Lynk Global starts initial direct-to-device services in Solomon Islands
UNFPA promotes safe childbirths in Kiribati, with KOICA support
How the Church is helping address one of the biggest issues in Kiribati
U.S. Coast Guard formally establishes Base Guam
Niue is a small island with plans for a big impact in ocean conservation
Taiwan’s deputy foreign minister in Cook Islands for PIF-related event
Fishing restrictions threaten the tuna industry in American Samoa
How the Civilization on Easter Island Collapsed

Indigenous language expert wins Mason Durie Medal
Australian Federal Police standing side-by-side with Solomon Islands police for Pacific Games
Rabuka and Marape to ‘engage further’ with Indonesia on West Papua as special envoys
French Polynesia president backs Olympics surf venue rethink

Nauru Airlines launches Brisbane to Palau ‘Island Hopper’ flight
Niue secures parametric cyclone cover with PCRIC
Readout of US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with President David Adeang of Nauru in Rarotonga, Cook Islands

2001 November 10: Indonesian Military assassinate West Papua Independence Leader Theys Eluay
Australia Signs Climate, Migration, Security Pact with Pacific’s Tuvalu
President asked to dissolve Vanuatu parliament – media
Pacific Islands leaders confirm former Nauru president as next top official
‘What is your backup?’: Niue’s premier says complete phase out of fossil fuels ‘very hard’
Australia offers Tuvalu residents climate change visas
Australia offers climate refuge to Tuvalu citizens threatened by rising seas
Australia’s pact with Tuvalu aims to counter China’s influence in Pacific

1873 November 28: Hawaiian Independence Day
1961 December 1: Global Flag Raising for West Papua, West Papua National Day
1948 December 10: Human Rights Day