Catherine Wilson

Catherine Wilson

Coronavirus pandemic

Remote Pacific islands prepare for worst as coronavirus looms

People in the island nations have some of world's highest rates of diabetes and obesity, and health systems are weak.

Remote Pacific islands prepare for worst as coronavirus looms

Papua New Guinea

Bougainville to vote on whether to become world's newest country

Referendum vote will continue until December 7 amid expectations territory's 200,000 people will back independence.

Bougainville to vote on whether to become world's newest country

Australia

Australia under growing pressure over remote detention policy

Critics brand policy 'failure' that has destroyed lives as children airlifted to Australia for urgent medical treatment.

Australia under growing pressure over remote detention policy

New Caledonia

New Caledonia to vote on independence from France

Paris has governed the Pacific archipelago since 1853, but devolved more autonomy after pro-independence protests.

New Caledonia to vote on independence from France