You are invited to Pax Christi’s July Agape on Sunday July 3rd at 1pm (for a shared lunch) and presentation on Righting our Relations with the ‘Blue Pacific Continent’ – Australia’s neighbouring island nations in the Pacific.
Righting our Relations with the ‘Blue Pacific Continent’
The recent change of Government is an opportunity to review and reset Australia’s relationship with our Pacific neighbours.
Pacific Island nations sometimes call themselves the Blue pacific Continent to indicate they are not just scattered islands, but are collectively dominant custodians of the Pacific Ocean with their vast Exclusive Economic Zones.
Nic Maclellan works as a journalist in the Pacific Islands. He is a correspondent for Islands Business magazine (Fiji) and a contributor to Pacnews, Inside Story and other regional media. For his work in the Pacific Islands, Nic was awarded the 2015 “Outstanding Contribution to the Sector” award by the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), and the 2020 Sean Dorney Grant for Pacific Journalism. His latest book Grappling with the Bomb (ANU Press) – a history of British nuclear testing in Kiribati – was shortlisted for the EPAA “Scholarly Book of the Year” in 2019.
Venue: Kildara Centre,
Rear 41 Stanhope Street East, Malvern
Bring something to share for lunch.
Presentation will start @ 2.00pm
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