Despite Australia being a good neighbour with Pacific countries in providing aid, the region believes Australia could do more, as it’s the one they care more about.

While Australia is building relationships with the UK and the US, it is essential to strengthen the relationship with the Pacific region. The region feels the relationship with Australia is distant, and Australia needs to listen to countries such as the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Fiji.

Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Dr Tess Newton Cain – Project Lead at the Pacific Hub from the Griffith Asia Institute

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 28 April 2022