28 Nov 2015

Tagata o te Moana for 28 November 2015

From Tagata o te Moana, 8:10 am on 28 November 2015

A specialist in Vanuatu governance issues says the president's dissolution of parliament comes as little surprise; Australia is lambasted for its silence on the crisis in Nauru; A Pacific academic says French support for New Caledonia and French Polynesia to become full members of the Pacific Islands Forum is a boost; A domestic violence activist in Samoa highlights a need for a change in police attitudes; A year has passed since the elections in Tonga brought a new look government into power and there is concern that expectations haven't been met; Fiji's opposition whip has accused the country's finance minister of making racist gestures in parliament; An increase in Fiji's military budget criticised as money poorly spent, unaffordable and unnecessary; A gay couple barred from renewing their vows in the Cook Islands.