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Scoop Pacific Islands Forum 2006 FULL COVERAGE

Published: Fri 27 Oct 2006 11:47 AM
Scoop Pacific Islands Forum 2006 FULL COVERAGE
Scoop has been on location at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nadi, Fiji and reports that it has been one of the most highly charged Pacific leaders meetings for years. The stoush between Australia and the Melanesian states had threatened to derail items on the leaders' summit agenda, but diplomacy (as they say) won on the day! Here is FULL COVERAGE of the Pacific Islands Forum 2006.
Scoop Audio: Despite Angry Relations Pacific Forum Makes Progress

New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark provides a wrap-up of the most significant achievements at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nadi, Fiji. She says the Forum was successful despite a tense beginning highlighted with the clash between Australia, Solomons, Papua New Guinea. To hear what was achieved on a regionalised Pacific, NZ's labour scheme for Pacific peoples, and security moves, see…


Scoop Audio: Helen Clark Summarises Pacific Forum 2006.


Audio: Selwyn Manning On BBC
- The Australia/Melanesia Stoush.


Pacific: Clark Assures Sogavare He Will Not Be Arrested - Solomon Islands PM Manasseh Sogavare is fearful
he will be arrested over the Julian Moti affair when he returns to Honiara today (Thursday, October 26) but New Zealand says his fears are unjustified. Julian Moti, an Australian lawyer, was able to flee Papua New Guinea for the Solomons aboard a PNG military plane, despite Australia's efforts to extradite him on child sex charges. See... NZ Assures Sogavare He Will Not Be Arrested
Employment: NZ Govt Announces Plans For Pacific Seasonal Workers - A new seasonal work scheme will let Pacific workers fill horticulture and viticulture jobs when no New Zealanders are available, say Social Development and Employment Minister David Benson-Pope and Immigration Minister David Cunliffe. "The new Recognised Seasonal Employer policy has been designed to ensure New Zealanders get first opportunities at jobs. It contains strong incentives for employers to train and upskill the domestic workforce," Mr Benson-Pope said. See... Seasonal policy good news for NZ, Pacific states
ALSO:NZ Govt - Seasonal work policy strong on complianceNational - Seasonal permits must be faithfully policedNZ First - Pacific Permits Will Boost Local IndustryCTU - Seasonal Labour Plan Must Focus on DevelopmentOxfam - Oxfam welcomes NZ offer on Pacific labour mobility


Pacific: Diplomacy Produces A Win In Australia/Melanesia Stand-Off - Scoop Report - Pacific leaders have agreed
to set up a taskforce to "expeditiously" review RAMSI and report back to the foreign ministers of Pacific Islands states. The move was one of the suggestions tabled in a five point plan put forward by Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare. See... Pacific Leaders Announce Review Of RAMSI


Pacific: Clark Moves To Sooth Australia/Melanesia Impasse - Scoop Report: Pacific Islands Forum, Nadi, Fiji
- Selwyn Manning writes that Helen Clark is brokering a solution to an impasse between Australia and Melanesian leaders. On arriving in Nadi she sought counsel, then met with seven Pacific leaders in a bid to keep the Pacific Forum on track. See... Australia's Dominance Drives Wedge Into Pacific
ALSO:


Audio: Selwyn Manning On BBC
- The Australia/Melanesia Stoush.Scoop Report - NZ Assures Sogavare He Will Not Be ArrestedScoop Report - Pacific Leaders Announce Review Of RAMSI Scoop Report - Australia's Dominance Drives Wedge Into PacificMSG - MSG Leaders Condemn The Raid on Solomon IsScoop Report - Solomon Islands Issues Five Point PlanNZ Govt - Seasonal policy good news for NZ, Pacific statesMore Pacific Islands Forum News

95bFM Audio: Scoop's Selwyn Manning talks to bFM's Noelle McCarthy from the Pacific Island Leaders Forum.


Scoop Audio:
Helen Clark on the early session of the Pacific Islands Forum leaders' meeting, Tuesday.


Scoop Audio:
Helen Clark Press Conference Q
PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM RELEASES:Pacific Islands Forum - Communiqué ReleasedPacific Islands Forum - Special Melanesian Spearhead Group Meeting OutcomePacific Islands Forum - SIS Want Labour Mobility Framework Pacific Islands Forum - Small Island States Concerned With Sea Level RisePacific Islands Forum - RAMSI Tops Bilateral Agenda Between Fiji AustraliaPacific Islands Forum - NZ Facilitator For Fiji's Multi Party Ground RulesPacific Islands Forum - Pacific Forum Leaders Attend Retreat Pacific Islands Forum - Qarase - Forum Should Keep To Pacific WayPacific Islands Forum - MSG Leaders Condemn The Raid on Solomon IsRegional Assistance Mission To Solomon Islands - RAMSI Coordinator defends Solicitor GeneralECO NZ - PM urged to Act on Bottom Trawling at Pac ForumAustralia West Papua Association - Fourm Supports Continuing Papua Colonisation
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