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Fiji 2007 audit shows military overspend

Commodore Frank Bainimarama.

An audit into the Fiji military's spending shows it spent 23 million US dollars over its allocated budget in 2007, the year after it staged a coup.

Indonesian president to visit Papua from tomorrow

Joko Widodo

West Papua activists are calling on the new president of Indonesia to begin addressing Papua's human rights grievances during his first official visit there tomorrow.

Bougainville to begin search for missing war dead

An aerial view of Arawa, Bougainville

The Bougainville government has adopted a new policy with the help of the International Committee of the Red Cross to locate individuals, killed during the civil war in the PNG province.

Australian parliamentary committee welcomes Norfolk petition

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A key Australian parliamentarian says he welcomes any petition from Norfolk Islanders against Canberra's recommendation to repeal the island's self-governance.

Fritch meets French president

Edouard Fritch

French Polynesia's president, Edouard Fritch, has revealed that he met the French president Francois Hollande during his recent Paris visit.

New Caledonia mission stirs loyalists

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A top French parliamentarian has refuted claims that an information mission to New Caledonia will be tasked with defining the outline of the territory's independence.

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