Australia staying in Pacific Forum
Australia has rejected a demand by Fiji that it leave the Pacific Islands Forum.
Fiji was suspended from the forum in 2009 after Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama broke a promise to return the country to democracy after his 2006 military coup.
Its membership is likely to be discussed at the forum’s annual meeting in July.
Before it considers rejoining, Fiji wants a realignment of the forum that excludes Australia and New Zealand.