Pacific nations neglect is a 'disgrace' new minister Pat Conroy plans to reverse

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
June 10 2022 - 7:30pm
Pat Conroy, Minister for Defence Industry and Minister for International Development and the Pacific, says well-publicised trips aren't enough. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Pacific nations should expect more than just publicised visits from the freshly-elected Albanese government, with the new minister promising to be a "breath of fresh air" for Australia's closest neighbours.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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