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  1. The Wollongong educators teaching the teachers on the island of KiribatiRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Illawarra Mercury

    The 16 Catholic teachers from the Diocese of Wollongong charged with building the teacher capacity in Kiribati have come home better for the experience. It is almost certain residents of Kiribati will have to leave their country because of climate change.

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  2. 'I'm deeply wounded by this': Cabinet minister attacks...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... wrote in Fairfax Media on Wednesday that it was "regrettable" that Ms Price had offended the former president of Kiribati, Anote Tong, in a Canberra restaurant last month. Witnesses to the exchange told Fairfax Media that Ms Price told Mr Tong, a ...

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  3. Good work damaged by minister on L plates, but here's how to help our neighboursRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... damaged by an Environment Minister on "L-plates" through the unfortunate incident with former President Tong of Kiribati. It demonstrated a lack of diplomacy, understanding and respect for one of our nearest neighbours. While there may have been ...

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  4. 'Abandon Cold War mentality' China warns ahead of APECRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | ABC News

    ... China Relations Institute, told AM recent reported comments from the Environment Minister Melissa Price to former Kiribati President Anote Tong had strengthened China's position in the Pacific. "We run the risk that the leadership of one of these ...

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  5. Islands On The 'Front Line Of Climate Change' Are Growing In Size, Study FindsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 30 | The Daily Caller

    ... sea-level rise," Duvat wrote. That may come as a shock in light of reports that Pacific Islanders in places, like Kiribati, are becoming " climate refugees " because of rising sea levels, which many scientists blame on greenhouse gas emissions. When ...

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  6. Bold new move to stifle ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 28 | NEWS.com.au

    ... will also include a thinly veiled swipe at Environment Minister Melissa Price, whose awkward encounter with former Kiribati president Anote Tong at a Canberra restaurant created a stir two weeks ago. A Labor senator who was dining with Mr Tong, Pat ...

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  7. 'First thing': Phelps set sights on reviving fortunes of climate bodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 27 | The Age

    Kerryn Phelps, the likely new member for Wentworth, will push for the revival of the near-defunct Climate Change Authority as part of her efforts to advance action on global warming at a federal level. Dr Phelps, who appears to hold an unassailable lead of 1783 votes for the seat vacated by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, said her determination to emphasise cutting carbon emissions and advancing renewable energy was reinforced by a meeting in Sydney on Saturday with ex-Kiribati president Anote Tong.

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  8. The fate of the oceans is our fateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 25 | The Washington Post

    ... sea levels require, they will resist the taxes necessary to finance them. For the central Pacific island nation of Kiribati, the future that worries New Orleans has already arrived. The place is literally submerging, with several villages already ...

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  9. Minister racks up more than $450,000 in travel costs visiting her rural electorateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 23 | Daily Mail

    ... last week came under fire for comments she allegedly made to a former President of the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati. Anote Tong, a climate change campaigner met Ms Price at a Canberra restaurant where witnesses claim she made remarks about the ...

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  10. Taxi conversation casts doubt over Price's denial of offensive remarksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 21 | The Age

    Claims by Environment Minister Melissa Price that she did not accuse a respected Pacific leader of money-grabbing have been cast into doubt after it emerged her adviser later shared a taxi with the man and sought to allay concern over the remarks. Ms Price has been accused of disrespecting former Kiribati president Anote Tong in a conversation where she accused the Pacific region of "always" seeking cash from Australia to address climate change.

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  11. Pacific not cash-hungry; it wants action on climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 20 | Asopa People

    Price was introduced to the former president of Kiribati, Anote Tong, during a dinner at a Canberra restaurant hosted by Labor Senator Pat Dodson. Tong has brought global attention to his country because of the existential challenges it faces from climate change and rising sea levels.

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  12. Whose side is the government on?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 19 | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... Israel. Yet beleaguered Environment Minister Melissa Price found time this week to insult the former President of Kiribati and Nobel Peace Prize nominee , Anote Tong, who is in Australia to talk about the threat climate change poses to the Pacific, ...

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  13. Mixed response from regional leaders to Australian minister's alleged slur against the PacificRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 19 | ABC News

    There's concern amongst some Pacific leaders about the reports this week that Australia's environment minister made disparaging remarks to one of the region's most pre-eminent leaders, the former President of Kiribati, Anote Tong. During a casual dinner-time encounter, Melissa Price reportedly said that "for the Pacific, it is always about the cash.

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  14. Pacific Beat: ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 18 | ABC News

    Questions asked in PNG over a reported $US100 billion investment deal, with a company that appears to have no online imprint; The former Kiribati president and climate change campaigner, Anote Tong brushes off an a alleged dinner-time slur by Australia's environment minister about Pacific island nations "always seeking cash"; Will tourists visiting PNG be caught out by a last minute announcement suspending visas on arrival, which authorities say is an APEC safety precaution; Calls for greater action to address sorcery-related violence in PNG heightened, after the reported deaths of four women in recent days; And a new report reveals the number of teenage girls falling pregnant in the majority of Pacific nations is increasing.

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  15. Can the global community work together on climate change?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 18 | ABC News

    Yesterday, Labor Senator Pat Dodson claimed Melissa Price approached the former President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, at a Canberra restaurant and said, "I know why you're here. It is for the cash".

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  16. Environment Minister accused of misleading Parliament over alleged Pacific cash slurRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 18 | ABC News

    Yesterday Labor frontbencher Pat Dodson said he witnessed Ms Price telling the former president of Kiribati, Anote Tong, "I know why you're here. It's for the cash."

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  17. Abortion decriminalised in QueenslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | Crikey

    ... do you want? The Environment Minister is accused of pulling a Peter Dutton and insulting the former president of Kiribati Anote Tong at a Canberra restaurant. Price has since rejected Dodson and Glendenning's account of the comment so, for legal ...

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  18. Cabinet minister slammed for shocking remarks telling Pacific nations its always about cashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | Daily Mail

    ... The environment minister told parliament she bumped into Labor Senator Pat Dodson, who was dining with former Kiribati president Anote Tong, in a Canberra restaurant on Tuesday night. Environment Minister Melissa Price (pictured) denies offending ...

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  19. Environment Minister Melissa Price accused of dinner-time slur against Pacific Island nationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | ABC News

    New Environment Minister Melissa Price has been accused of insulting regional neighbours by telling a Pacific leader the region was "always" seeking "cash" from Australia. The former president of Kiribati, Anote Tong, was dining with a group in Canberra last night when Ms Price approached.

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  20. Environment Minister accused of insulting former head of stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2018 | ABC News

    A casual encounter at a pizza restaurant in Canberra last night has blown up into a major problem for Federal Environment Minister Melissa Price. Fairfax reports she told the former president of Kiribati and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Anote Tong that the Pacific was always "looking for cash," adding she had her "chequebook" at the ready.

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