15 May 2008

New threat to Australia's Fiji mission

12:59 pm on 15 May 2008

Australia is reviewing security at its high commission in Fiji after receiving another death threat through the mail.

Access to Australia's mission in Suva is being restricted following today's threat, the second in eight days.

The high commission says it has immediately contacted the police, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Civil Aviation.

Last week, two copies of a death threat against Australia's high commissioner in Fiji, James Batley, were left in an envelope at the high commission after being delivered by a man who had pulled up in a taxi.

At the time the Australian government said the threat appeared to be politically motivated, and made by a person or group unhappy with Australia's policy on Fiji.

Australia imposed sanctions against Fiji after the 2006 military coup.