The White Paper Taskforce met experts on the Pacific region on 17 February. Participants in the roundtable included aid suppliers, tourism operators, and representatives of export industries, academia and non-government organisations.
Discussion covered the challenges and opportunities facing Australia's engagement with the Pacific over the next decade. Recurring themes included the role of ICT in the region, building Pacific awareness and literacy in Australia, engagement of the private sector on development initiatives, and developing longer-term people-to-people links.
The Pacific roundtable in Brisbane was the final issue-specific roundtable hosted by the Taskforce.