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PACIFIC STEP UP BECOMING A PACIFIC “STUFF UP”

August 20, 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Pacific Step Up is increasingly becoming a Pacific “Stuff Up”, with Tuvalu’s threat to pull out of the Seasonal Worker Program further undermining Australia’s engagement in the Pacific. Media Release with PENNY WONG, SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS

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MORRISON’S CLIMATE FAILURE UNDERMINES AUSTRALIA’S  PACIFIC STANDING

August 16, 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has further undermined Australia’s standing in the Pacific by watering down the Pacific Islands Forum communique on climate change. This damages our Pacific Step Up and weakens our position in a critical region. Media Release with Senator PENNY WONG, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, and MARK BUTLER, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy.

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MORRISON’S PACIFIC CLIMATE PLEDGE IS NOTHING BUT CYNICAL WINDOW DRESSING

August 13, 2019

Scott Morrison’s announcement that the Government will funnel $500 million of existing aid funds to the Pacific Islands to help countries invest in renewable energy and disaster resilience is meaningless without Australia taking real action on climate change.

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$500,000 FOR SHORTLAND SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS

August 13, 2019

Half a million dollars will be made available to schools, community groups and environmental organisations in Shortland under three grants programs that are now open. These grants programs will support hardworking local groups to improve their facilities, build a stronger community and benefit the environment.

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SCOTT MORRISON MUST STEP UP ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

August 11, 2019

If Scott Morrison is serious about his Pacific “Step up” he must use the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu on August 13-16 to take a stronger stand on climate change.

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PACIFIC LEADERS CALL OUT COALITION’S CLIMATE INACTION

August 01, 2019

The Morrison Government’s inaction on climate and energy policy means Australia is not only failing to do its part in tackling climate change but is also suffering serious damage to its standing in the Pacific region. Media release with THE HON PENNY WONG and MARK BUTLER MP

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