The Australian Foreign Minister, Penny Wong, told Morning Report Australia should be more engaged in the Pacific.
She says Australia should listen more.
“Australia needs to do more in the Pacific than we previously have.”
She says the new Australian government is more ambitious on climate change.
Wong will meet with Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta in Wellington today as part of her on-going Pacific tour.
It follows recent efforts by China in the region.
Wong told RNZ Pacific security should be a matter for the “Pacific family”.