State of the Pacific opening and keynote addresses

17 September 2018

In this video recorded at the Australian National University (ANU) on the 10th of September 2018, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Dame Meg Taylor, outline the issues and opportunities facing Australia and the Pacific Islands region.

State of the Pacific 2018 took place from 10-12 September 2018 at the ANU in Canberra. A Pacific Research Program flagship event, the conference brought together leading academics, policymakers, business leaders, civil society representatives and the media to present on, discuss and debate current issues of interest concerning the Pacific Islands region.

State of the Pacific took place immediately following this year’s Pacific Islands Forum meeting, providing the first opportunity to reflect collectively on the outcomes of this year’s Leaders’ Meeting.

You can watch the addresses here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRReJzUQEKc&feature=youtu.be

The transcript of Senator the Hon Marise Payne’s address is available here: https://foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/Pages/2018/mp_sp_180910.aspx

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