Pacific at economic crossroads: Downer

AUSTRALIAN Foreign Minister Alexander Downer launched a new AusAID report, Pacific 2020: Challenges and Opportunities for Growth, in Sydney last night in which Pacific nations were described as having a “bleak” future unless more is done to promote economic growth.

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In launching the report, Downer also discussed the possibility of a ‘doomsday’ scenario as one of three possible pathways for Pacific nations, encompassing excessive population growth, alarming levels

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