Cabinet documents 1998-99: Norfolk Island 'deep in Australia's sphere of Pacific influence'

Kirsten Lawson
By Kirsten Lawson
January 1 2020 - 5:30pm

The Howard cabinet moved more than 20 years ago to quash Norfolk Islanders' hopes for independence, pointing to the island's strategic importance deep in Australia's sphere of influence in the Pacific.

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Kirsten Lawson

Kirsten Lawson

Political reporter

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