In an era of troubled islands, multi-million-dollar Queensland development is knocked back

In an era of troubled islands, multi-million-dollar Queensland development is knocked back

Updated May 17, 2018 06:56:12 Photo: Hummock Hill Island is about 30 kilometres south of Gladstone in central Queensland. (Supplied: Pacificus) Related Story: Queensland’s idyllic islands are sitting in ruins, so what has gone so wrong? Related Story: Another Great Barrier Reef resort is on the market As idyllic islands …

Chinese-backed airport project in Solomon Islands not a threat to Australia, official says

Chinese-backed airport project in Solomon Islands not a threat to Australia, official says

Posted May 02, 2018 12:46:50 External Link: The proposed development would be on the island of Guadalcanal. A Solomon Islands official has hit back at reports that a proposed Chinese-backed development project could challenge Australia’s strategic dominance in the region. Key points: The proposal includes the development of a new …

North Korea talks: Pacific islands ‘in the crossfire between major powers’ hope for peace at summit

North Korea talks: Pacific islands ‘in the crossfire between major powers’ hope for peace at summit

Posted April 27, 2018 06:13:17 As the world watches to see the outcome of today’s talks between North and South Korea, tiny islands in the middle of the Pacific are hoping it will mean a stop to the constant threat of a nuclear attack. Key points: The United States houses …

Pacific Anzacs’ graves saved from ocean waves in Cook Islands brings peace to daughter

Pacific Anzacs’ graves saved from ocean waves in Cook Islands brings peace to daughter

Posted April 22, 2018 06:16:22 Photo: Cook Islander Aaron Hansen restoring a WWI Anzac, and his great-great-grandfather’s, grave. (Suppled: Cate Walker) Related Story: Anzac commemorations highlight Pacific’s ‘overlooked’ role in WWI Related Story: Pacific Islanders urged to remember their Anzacs Australian woman Cate Walker remembers her mother, Gloria, as patient, …

Tasmanian Dave Kok bringing the Apple Isle to the Shetland Islands with The Outpost

Tasmanian Dave Kok bringing the Apple Isle to the Shetland Islands with The Outpost

Posted April 21, 2018 08:10:53 Photo: Ned and Kelly, Dave Kok’s Bennett’s wallabies, do just fine in the cold climate. (Facebook: The Outpost) Transplanted Tasmanian Dave Kok is doing such a comprehensive job of talking up his place of birth to the Scottish locals at his new digs, he jokes …

Vanuatu Prime Minister assures Malcom Turnbull there will be no Chinese military base on islands

Vanuatu Prime Minister assures Malcom Turnbull there will be no Chinese military base on islands

Posted April 19, 2018 12:02:38 Video: Vanuatu PM Charlot Salwai spoke to Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull on the sidelines of CHOGM in London. (ABC News) Vanuatu’s Prime Minister Charlot Salwai has assured his Australian counterpart his country has no plans to allow China to build a military base on the …

Rottnest hotel expansion approved as island’s visitor numbers boom

Rottnest hotel expansion approved as island’s visitor numbers boom

Posted April 19, 2018 10:32:41 Photo: An artist’s impression of the expanded Hotel Rottnest, which will feature 80 new rooms. (Supplied: Christou Design Group) A major expansion of Rottnest Island’s main resort has been approved, with the West Australian Government hoping it will help to draw more tourists to the …

Tropical Cyclone Marcus unable to shake spirits, as Tiwi Islands footy fever finally sets in

Tropical Cyclone Marcus unable to shake spirits, as Tiwi Islands footy fever finally sets in

Updated March 25, 2018 18:13:48 Photo: Tikalaru Dockers fans run onto the field as the grand final gets underway. (ABC News: Robert Baird) The Tiwi Islands has been hit with a case of grand final fever, and if you thought a cyclone would be enough to shake punters’ spirits, you …

Marshall Islands ‘overlooking’ environmental impact of using digital currency as legal tender

Marshall Islands ‘overlooking’ environmental impact of using digital currency as legal tender

Posted March 24, 2018 09:51:16 The Marshall Islands Government has made international headlines with its plan to become the first in the world to establish a digital currency as legal tender. Even if it succeeds, critics are arguing that such a policy would undermine the Marshalls’ very prominent stance on …

Tiwi Islands Football League grand final postponed as region braces for cyclone

Tiwi Islands Football League grand final postponed as region braces for cyclone

By ABC staff Updated March 15, 2018 19:29:12 Photo: The Tiwi Islands Football League grand final has been postponed, but the Northern Territory Football League grand final is expected to go ahead at this stage. (Supplied: Jack Bullen) The Tiwi Islands Football League grand final has been postponed as residents …