AJ IMPACT

Australia courts Vanuatu to tackle China's influence

Analysts say Australia sees China's influence as a potential threat to sovereignty, independence, stability and even to peace.

Counting the Cost

5G economics: Is the Internet in danger of splitting?

Examining the future of the Internet, 5G, and connecting the 3.5 billion people across the globe who don't have access.

Asia Pacific

Vanuatu considers suing major polluters over climate change

The Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu is considering legal action against big polluters thousands of kilometres away.

Asia Pacific

Environmentalist on mission to preserve island nation Vanuatu

Leimalu Tapesi, the first woman anointed chairperson of a village tribal council, plans to crack down on illegal logging.

Asia Pacific

Vanuatu trials vaccine drone deliveries

It is innovative, it is ambitious, but Vanuatu's government wants to know if drone delivery of vaccines to remote locations is also practical and financially viable.

Australia

Australia PM set for Pacific trip as China influence expands

Scott Morrison will travel to Vanuatu and Fiji this week hoping to mend ties amid growing Chinese influence.

Australia PM set for Pacific trip as China influence expands

Climate Change

UN report: Greenhouse gasses at highest level in 5 million years

Alarming study comes as 'desperate' low-lying Vanuatu plans to sue climate change culprits in energy industry.

UN report: Greenhouse gasses at highest level in 5 million years

Weather

New Caledonia to New Zealand: The path of Tropical Cyclone Hola

Hola is aiming for the Loyalty Islands as a weaker but still damaging storm.

New Caledonia to New Zealand: The path of Tropical Cyclone Hola

Asia Pacific

Thousands flee as Vanuatu volcano threatens to erupt

Up to 70 percent of people on South Pacific islands moved to emergency shelters as Monaro becomes increasingly active.

Thousands flee as Vanuatu volcano verges on eruption

AJ IMPACT

The chief fighting for an indigenous Vanuatu nation

As the Turaga Nation leader awaits trial, his life-long self-determination and economic movement is now floundering.

The chief fighting for an indigenous Vanuatu nation

Reporter's Notebook

Vanuatu: In search of the aid

A year after the devastating cyclone, little has been rebuilt - despite millions pledged.

Earthquake

Strong earthquake strikes off Vanuatu's coast

Residents report major shaking, but no reports of damage and no tsunami warning after 7.3 magnitude quake hits.

Strong earthquake strikes off Vanuatu's coast

Reporter's Notebook

Vanuatu: Everyone has a story about surviving the storm

Six months after Cyclone Pam hit Pacific islands, our reporter is impressed by how fast normal life has been restored.

Weather

Australia braces for return of Cyclone Nathan

Second hit for Cape Flattery as Cyclone Nathan spirals back to tropical Queensland as a much more violent storm.

Australia braces for return of Cyclone Nathan

Weather

Vanuatu cyclone death toll 'will not rise dramatically'

PM rules out higher death toll a week after devastating Cyclone Pam hit South Pacific island nation, killing 11 people.

Vanuatu cyclone death toll 'will not rise dramatically'