28 Jan 2010

Think-tank calls for lifting of Fiji travel ban

12:38 pm on 28 January 2010

An Australian think-tank is calling for the country's travel bans on people from Fiji connected with the 2006 military coup to be lifted.

A report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute says the travel bans are unfair.

Author Richard Herr, a law expert at the University of Tasmania, says Australia should follow the United States and ensure appropriate military connections exist.

The report also calls for the reach of the Pacific Islands Forum suspension to be limited and for Fiji to be re-admitted to talks on the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER Plus).