By Patrick O’Connor, November 13, 2012
Nearly 10 years after dispatching hundreds of troops, federal police and government officials, Canberra is winding down RAMSI’s military component.
By Will Morrow, October 28, 2011
There are obvious parallels between the failed prosecutions of Dausabea, Ne’e, and Bartlett and the continued efforts of the Australian government to convict former attorney general Julian Moti.
By Patrick O’Connor, September 14, 2011
The 2006 cables shed light on US backing for Canberra’s aggressive interventions in the Solomons and across the South Pacific.
By Patrick O’Connor, August 5, 2011
The seven High Court justices heard further allegations of serious violations of the rule of the law by the Australian government in the South Pacific.
By Patrick O’Connor, August 4, 2011
The Australian High Court is hearing an appeal by former Solomon Islands’ Attorney General Julian Moti alleging that the government’s attempt to prosecute him is politically motivated and unlawful.
By Patrick O’Connor, July 30, 2011
The High Court will next week hear the appeal of the former Solomon Islands attorney general, who has waged a five year battle against the Australian government’s attempt to prosecute him on what he alleges are “politically motivated” statutory rape allegations.
By Frank Gaglioti, July 18, 2011
The initiative was aimed at reinforcing US dominance in the region and came as the Obama administration stepped up its provocative efforts to contain Chinese influence in East Asia.
In blow to Australian government:
By Patrick O’Connor, April 9, 2011
The former Solomon Islands’ attorney general won an important victory yesterday in his ongoing battle against the Australian government’s efforts to open a politically motivated criminal trial, based on trumped up statutory rape allegations.
By Patrick O’Connor, February 12, 2011
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Danny Philip has accused the Australian Labor government of plotting to bring down his government.
By Patrick O’Connor, January 8, 2011
Former Solomon Islands’ Attorney General Julian Moti is preparing a High Court challenge to the Australian government’s politically motivated attempt to prosecute him on statutory rape charges.
By Peter Byrne, Patrick O’Connor, September 1, 2010
The national election was only the second to be held under the watch of the Australian-dominated neo-colonial intervention force, the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI).
By Patrick O’Connor, August 16, 2010
Military personnel with the Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands shot and killed an unarmed local man and wounded another in an incident on the outskirts of the capital, Honiara, last Thursday.