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Australia defends advisory

Tevita Vuibau
Friday, August 15, 2014

THE Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade says language in their latest travel advisory for Fiji mirrors assessments by other countries and this has not changed since 2007.

DFAT made the comments as it clarified incorrect media reports on the reviewed travel advisory for Australians travelling to Fiji.

The renewed travel advisory calls for Australians to exercise a high degree of caution when travelling to Suva because of the prevalence of crime and potential for civil unrest.

Fiji did not react kindly to the reviewed advisory and Fiji Foreign Affairs Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola expressed his disappointment that the "Australian Government had deemed it appropriate for the upgrading of the Australian travel advisory".

But DFAT clarified its position in a statement yesterday.

"Contrary to incorrect media reporting which has since been corrected, DFAT has not upgraded the level of warning for Fiji and Suva and it remains unchanged," the Australian government said in a statement.








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