Australia ‘ignores’ chances of building ‘consistent relationships’ with Pacific leaders

Ebony Bennett of the Australia Institute says the Morrison government should focus more on its climate policies if it wants to build stronger relationships in the Pacific.

Ebony Bennett of the Australia Institute says the Morrison government should focus more on its climate policies if it wants to build stronger relationships in the Pacific. “If we’re trying to make these relationships consistent with the Pacific and we’re ignoring them, Australia is ignoring them, let’s put China aside for the time being, what is Australia doing?” Ms Bennett told Sky News Australia. “If we’re talking about Australia’s policy failures when it comes to Pacific engagement, climate is at the top of the list for Pacific leaders.” Ebony Bennett of the Australia Institute says the Morrison government should focus more on its climate policies if it wants to build stronger relationships in the Pacific. “If we’re trying to make these relationships consistent with the Pacific and we’re ignoring them, Australia is ignoring them, let’s put China aside for the time being, what is Australia doing?” Ms Bennett told Sky News Australia. “If we’re talking about Australia’s policy failures when it comes to Pacific engagement, climate is at the top of the list for Pacific leaders.”

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