Listening better for a peaceful, secure and prosperous Pacific
The Pacific region is the focus of growing international attention. This carries with it risks to the region's stability if international interests overwhelm those of Pacific islanders themselves. Peacifica has been engaged by the Whitlam Institute to listen to Pacific islanders to better understand their interests and perspectives. The resulting report brings together views of 150 Fijians, Solomon Islanders and ni-Vanuatu in ways that challenge the international community, and especially Australia. We need to change the way that we work with Pacific islanders, and how we manage our affairs at home. A secure and prosperous Pacific community is in our grasp.
Peacifica acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and the Pacific. We recognise their continuing connection to land and sea,
and honour their commitment to peace.
We pay our respects to them and their cultures and to their Elders
past, present and future. Peacifica's home is on Wangal land.