The Pacific Islands Forum is underway in Nauru and the four day event featuring 18 nations has plenty of issues on the agenda with the biggest issue being climate change.
Countries in the Pacific have been highly critical of Australia’s lack of action on climate change and environmental issues in the Pacific. Coupled with the recent leadership spill, the forum could be a make or break for Australia in forging deeper relations with the Pacific region.
Key security issues in the Pacific will also be put to the table with concerns of the detention centre in Nauru also looking to be addressed. The outcomes of the forum are very much anticipated and it remains to be seen whether Australia can address the issues faced by asylum seekers in Nauru.