A report from the Pacific Institute of Public Policy warns that unless there are urgent reforms to the style of parliamentary democracy practised across Melanesia, autocracy will takes its place. The report claims it’s well past time to acknowledge that…

The Australian Government’s defence think-tank says Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands are struggling to survive as nations. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute says the Melanesian states are so weak they offer potential havens for terrorists. It says…