Stories about Oceania
"We are resilient people, but we recognise the need for other countries to build their resilience as well if we are to have a fighting chance!"
"They are laughing at us in Times Square, as they should be: our response to climate change is the biggest joke on earth."
Prince Charles calls on Australia's Prime Minister to attend Glasgow global climate change conference
After jibes from Britain, reports indicate that Prime Minister Morrison will likely attend COP26. However, government sources have apparently denied that the prince’s remarks may have influenced him.
'If you want a feel good podcast — meet Abbie, the creator of @HerwayMagazine. She’s 11-years-old and smashin’ ceilings!'
"[We] had our first dose of vaccine. Thought this would be a good time to share who we really are. Thrilled that we will finally be included in our data!"
'I wanted to underline the level of anger that exists here in France at the moment. Your government is an embarrassment, ...the damage regarding the Australian image here is huge'.
"Finally! A good news Aussie fossil fuel story. Brilliant news that Hume Coal Project has been rejected in Berrima."
"In response to Chief Minister Andrew Barr’s kind words, I’d like to say 'You’re welcome' ;p. Though please don’t tell him that I’m not actually at home right now!"
"...commercial interests will be dictating developments within the park with scant attention to nature conservation, landscape, and heritage values for which the park was dedicated."
"We are concerned about the chilling affect her arrest has on the practice of journalism, which has never been more critical."
"This is a final call for action and that we do not have any more excuses, or time to lose, and that every single degree matters."
The hashtag #StrandedAussies trended as citizens criticized Australia's expanded border restrictions.
The internet plays a role in imposing hegemonic language, but young people are using it to carve space for their languages.
"I stand before you as a symbol of the Crown that wronged you nearly 50 years ago."
Samoa’s first female prime minister takes helm three months after former leader refused to concede defeat
"My administration is committed to returning this country to the special place dreamt of by our forefathers when they grabbed the mantle of independence almost 60 years ago."
"According to our calculations, based on a scientific reassessment of the doses received, approximately 110,000 people were infected, almost the entire Polynesian population at the time."
Missed the live stream of the July 13 Global Voices Insights webinar about the role of young people in Indigenous language revitalization? Here's a replay.
LIVE on July 13: Indigenous+Digital: How young people are revitalizing their native languages on the internet
The involvement of young people is a key factor in keeping Indigenous languages alive. Join us for a conversation with language activists from Australia and Mexico to find out more!
The fairness of the diplomatic process are irrelevant to the wider context of the reef’s 'in danger' listing. Australia risks being labelled an international climate change pariah.
On World Environment Day, a look at the Global Voices stories on climate change that have most captured our attention so far this year.
Despite numerous public campaigns and government programs, native forests in Australia, from the hot far north tropics to the cooler temperate south, face a variety of threats.