Former Pacific island leaders Anote Tong and Thomas Remengesau Jr says Australia took the region for granted

Dan Jervis-Bardy
September 13 2022 - 5:30am
Former president of Kiribati Anote Tong says Australia has taken Pacific nations for granted. Picture by Karleen Minney
Former president of Kiribati Anote Tong says Australia has taken Pacific nations for granted. Picture by Karleen Minney

Australia must not take Pacific nations for granted as it has in the past as China looms as an alternative partner which offers "significant benefits", two former presidents from the region have warned.

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Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.

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