This Special Report argues that it is time for a fresh approach by the Australian Government to prepare the grounds for a more effective re-engagement with the Government of Fiji. Eliminating some of the negatives in the current bilateral relationship is a necessary first step toward re-engaging positively.
The report, authored by Professor Richard Herr, recommends:
• rebalance the regional relationship
• avoid undiplomatic language
• abandon indefensible travel bans
• relax defence bans
• cooperate on non-traditional security issues.