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Australian government prepares “transition” for Solomon Islands intervention

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.

Solomon Islands: Australian police accused of bribing witnesses

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.

WikiLeaks cables reveal US role in Australia’s “regime change” in Solomon Islands

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.

Australian High Court concludes hearing into Julian Moti appeal

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.

Unlawful Australian government action alleged in Julian Moti case

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.

Australian High Court prepares to hear Julian Moti appeal

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.

US delegation tours Pacific island states

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:

High Court agrees to hear Julian Moti appeal

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.

Solomon Islands government accuses Canberra of destabilisation drive

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.

Julian Moti prepares High Court challenge to Australian government’s politically motivated charges

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.

Solomon Islands: New coalition government formed

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).

Solomon Islander shot dead by Australian-led intervention forces

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.