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Accidents expose lax safety hitting Indonesia’s infrastructure projects

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Accidents, Airport train, Airports, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Development, Economics, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, Infrastructure, Joko Widodo, Labour, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports, Socio-Economics, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Technology, Waskita Karya  /  Comments Off on Accidents expose lax safety hitting Indonesia’s infrastructure projects

By Sarah Yuniarni in Jakarta A recent string of accidents in major construction projects in Indonesia has raised concerns of lax safety standards as President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo pushes on with his ambitious infrastructure drive. Last week, a retaining wall at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport near Jakarta collapsed and crushed a passing car, killing one man […]

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Michael Powles: ‘Recolonising’ the Pacific would stir security backlash

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Climate, Cook Islands, Defence, Development, Economics, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Foreign Policy, Global, Indigenous, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Policy, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Palau-Belau, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Samoa, Security, Tuvalu  /  Comments Off on Michael Powles: ‘Recolonising’ the Pacific would stir security backlash

Australian Foreign Policy White Paper … “Opportunity, Security, Strength” but a step too far for New Zealand. Image: Aust govt ANALYSIS: By Michael Powles with Anna Powles Australia’s recent Foreign Policy White Paper says that Australia’s approach in the region will focus on “helping to integrate Pacific countries in the Australian and New Zealand economies […]

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Indonesia prone to cyber attacks up to the 2025, says digital expert

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anonymous, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Business, cyber security, cyber-attacks, Development, Digital activism, Digital Media, Economics, Evening Report, Featured, hacking, Indonesia, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Indonesia prone to cyber attacks up to the 2025, says digital expert

Anonymous Indonesia … cybersecurity in the country is regarded as being “in its infancy”. Image: Tech In Asia Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Indonesia is predicted to be prone to cyber attacks from this year until 2025, says a media communication and technology consultant. A.T. Kearney’s media communication and technology researcher Germaine Hoe Yen Yi says […]

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PNG’s opposition blasts O’Neill over ‘fake budget, fake revenues’

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Budget, Economics, Economy, Evening Report, Featured, Finance, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Socio-Economics, Treasury  /  Comments Off on PNG’s opposition blasts O’Neill over ‘fake budget, fake revenues’

A tale of two newspapers … contrasting front page views of the Papua New Guinea Budget. Image: Screenshot/The Pacific Newsroom Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Papua New Guinea’s opposition has declared it will fight a good fight to expose and oppose what it describes the 2018 state money plan as a “fake budget”, reports the PNG […]

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Keith Rankin Analysis: Chart for this Month: The Public Debt League

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Economics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Keith Rankin, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Economy, NZ Politics, Pacific Region, Public Debt  /  Comments Off on Keith Rankin Analysis: Chart for this Month: The Public Debt League

Chart for this Month: The Public Debt League – Analysis by Keith Rankin. Is this New Zealand’s biggest problem? (Graph by Keith Rankin.) The new government claims to have solutions to our many social and economic problems. Yet it persists with the view that reducing public debt takes priority over any of these problems. Seems to […]

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Indonesia’s development dilemmas – a green info gap and budget pressure

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Airports, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Business, Climate, Development, Development plan, Economics, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Forest fires, Forests, Global, Indonesia, Infrastructure, Joko Widodo, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, National Development Plan, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Palm Oil, PMC Reportage, Politics, Ports, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesia’s development dilemmas – a green info gap and budget pressure

Crucial to how Indonesia’s news outlets cover the environment – and its destruction – is the ownership and vested interests of the media landscape.  Video: Al Jazeera ANALYSIS: By David Robie in Yogyakarta In May, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo of Indonesia raised eyebrows across the archipelago when he inspected the Trans-Papua highway while trail blazing […]

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Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 14 November 2017 – Today’s content

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, ASEAN, Asia Pacific, Bryce Edwards, Critical Politics, Economics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Pacific Region  /  Comments Off on Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 14 November 2017 – Today’s content

Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 14 November 2017 – Today’s content Editor’s Note: Here below is a list of the main issues currently under discussion in New Zealand and links to media coverage. The Beehive and Parliament Buildings. Below are the links to the items online. The full text of these items are contained […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Labour’s remarkable CPTPP

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Bryce Edwards, CPTPP, Economics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Free trade, Geopolitics, Lead, Legal issues, MIL NZ OSI, Pacific Region, TPP, TPPA, Trade  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Labour’s remarkable CPTPP

Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Labour’s remarkable CPTPP Dr Bryce Edwards. Last year, Labour MPs were amongst the 72,000 who marched in the streets against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Now in Government, Labour appears to have made major progress in ensuring the TPP should happen. Below are 20 of the most important items from recent days […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The Coalition’s very clever ban on foreign house sales

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Economics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Housing, Immigration, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Pacific Region, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The Coalition’s very clever ban on foreign house sales

Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The Coalition’s very clever ban on foreign house sales Dr Bryce Edwards. The new coalition government looks set to record a big political win with its very clever plan to ban house sales to foreigners. Previously Labour’s policy of banning foreigners from buying houses in New Zealand had appeared to be […]

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Prof Jane Kelsey: Labour must address its own criticism that the TPPA lacks evidence of benefits to New Zealand

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Economics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Opinion, Pacific,, TPP, TPPA, Trade  /  Comments Off on Prof Jane Kelsey: Labour must address its own criticism that the TPPA lacks evidence of benefits to New Zealand

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Opinion by Prof Jane Kelsey: Labour must address its own criticism that the TPPA lacks evidence of benefits to New Zealand ‘Before the new government can decide its position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), including whether it would genuinely boost exports and provide a net benefit to the country, Labour […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The interesting ways New Zealanders voted in 2017

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Economics, Editor's Picks, Elections, Evening Report, Landowners, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The interesting ways New Zealanders voted in 2017

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The interesting ways New Zealanders voted in 2017 Dr Bryce Edwards. The final New Zealand general election results for 2017 are in. And although the media and public focus has swiftly turned to coalition building and negotiations, it’s worth looking at some of the more interesting results […]

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OPINION: Older persons key players in global development agenda – Shamshad Akhtar

By   /  October 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Economics, Editor's Picks, Environment, Evening Report, Geopolitics, Global, Global Warming, MIL NZ OSI, Pacific Region, Pacific,, Sustainability, UNESCAP  /  Comments Off on OPINION: Older persons key players in global development agenda – Shamshad Akhtar

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Pacific islands Forum Countries. Image source: Forumsec.org. OPINION: Older persons key players in global development agenda By Shamshad Akhtar As the proportion of the older persons across the Asia-Pacific region increases exponentially, we must seek out new and innovative approaches to turn this demographic trend into an opportunity to be harnessed […]

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