In “The Fix” (AFA8, February 2020), John Blaxland proposes that “Australia should offer a compact of association with South Pacific countries, allowing for shared governance”. Such compacts would offer Australian residency and potentially citizenship to individuals from four countries – Kiribati, Tuvalu, Nauru and Tonga – alongside a “similar but less all-encompassing supportive arrangement” for those from larger states such as Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Fiji.
Response to John Blaxland’s “Developing a Grand Compact for the Pacific”
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