Jobs urged for is­landers

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

AUS­TRALIA must start of­fer­ing Solomon Is­landers work as a way to re­duce fur­ther con­flict in the tiny Pa­cific is­land state. The Aus­tralian Strate­gic Pol­icy In­sti­tute’s Matthew Allen says the ex­pected col­lapse of the Solomons’ log­ging in­dus­try by 2015 will cause se­vere eco­nomic chal­lenges and worsen ex­ist­ing so­cio-eco­nomic prob­lems. Prof Allen’s says the coun­try is en­ter­ing a high-risk pe­riod for more con­flict, es­pe­cially with an in­creas­ing young pop­u­la­tion.

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