"My government is returning the Pacific to where it should be - front and centre of Australia's strategic outlook, foreign policy and personal connections, including at the highest levels of government", Mr Morrison said in a speech in Townsville on Thursday.
Australia will set up a permanent Defence Force training team for the Pacific, and increase its Navy deployments and exercises.
"This will mean Australia is represented in every member country of the Pacific Islands Forum", Mr Morrison says.
China has spent US$1.3 billion (RM5.4 billion) on concessional loans and gifts since 2011 to become the Pacific's second-largest donor after Australia, stoking concern in the West that several tiny nations could end up overburdened and in debt to Beijing.
A $2 billion Pacific infrastructure fund is Scott Morrison's centrepiece of a new push to make the island nations the main priority of Australia's foreign policy.
"This $2 billion infrastructure initiative will significantly boost Australia's support for infrastructure development in Pacific countries and Timor Leste", he said.
A further $US700 million will go to state export financing agency Efic, to support Australian businesses operating in the Pacific.
Australia's diplomatic network is already larger than any other country in the Pacific but it will be expanded with posts in Palau, the Marshall Islands, French Polynesia, Niue and the Cook Islands.
"It's time to open a new chapter in relations with our Pacific family", Mr Morrison says.
Ahead of next week's Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation and East Asia summits, the Government has approached TV broadcasters about getting more lifestyle, news, current affair, drama and children's programs to the Pacific community.
The Federal Government will also offer billions of dollars in infrastructure grants and long-term loans as it moves to combat China's growing influence in the region.
Ties between the two countries have been strained since Australia accused China of meddling in its domestic affairs late previous year.
Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne is scheduled to meet her Chinese counterpart in Beijing today, the first visit by a senior Canberra in two years after bilateral relations soured.
He's announcing the creation of an Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific to develop energy, communications and transport projects.
Earlier this month, Australia said it would help PNG develop a naval base, beating out China as a possible partner for the port development.
Sur le plan humain, les personnels soignants de notre établissement sont profondément bouleversés par la situation . D'après les informations de L'Alsace , la fillette avait été victime d'un arrêt cardiaque après l'intervention.
The EIA expects output to break through 12 million bpd by mid-2019, largely thanks to a surge in shale oil production. Forecasts of a 2019 supply surplus and slowing demand have also dented the market.
Whitaker , a former US attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, had served as Sessions's chief of staff since September 2017. Winning confirmation in the Senate may become easier because Republicans gained seats in Tuesday's midterm elections .
If so it would also be divided, he said, and "our challenge will be to reconstruct their abdominal walls to close it over". The procedure and recovery are expected to cost at least $350,000 and the state government has offered to pay the bill.
The 25-year-old was 10-6 with a 3.86 ERA in 22 starts and three relief appearances this year, striking out 142 in 128⅓ innings. He is second among active pitchers in wins and starts to Bartolo Colon (247-188 in 565 games, including 552 starts).
No word yet if the show's original stars, such as Bryan Cranston , Aaron Paul or Anna Gunn, will be involved. Spoiler alert: White died at the end of the series, which aired in the United States on cable network AMC.
The When Harry Met Sally actress confirmed the news a day after she was spotted in New York City, sporting a diamond ring. The You've Got Mail actress was married to Dennis Quaid from 1991-2001 whom shares 26-year-old son Jack .
Warner Bros.' Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has debuted on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes with a 56% "rotten". The 36-year-old actor was joined by his co-stars Alison Sudol , Callum Turner , Katherine Waterston and Dan Fogler .
Pas de supporters stéphanois pour le derby — ASSE
La décision est tombée: les supporters de l'ASSE ne pourront pas se rendre officiellement à Décines, le 23 novembre pour le derby. Le club attend de recevoir la notification de cette sanction pour en connaître les motivations et décider d'un éventuel appel.
White House bans CNN reporter Jim Acosta after Trump row
Both Sanders and Watson used the clip to attack Acosta , but the 15-second video has been distorted to make Acosta look menacing. Sanders alleged that Acosta "placed his hands" on a White House intern during a testy exchange with President Donald Trump .
Donald Trump Insults CNN Reporter in Heated Press Conference
NBC's Peter Alexander defended Acosta, saying he is a diligent reporter, but Trump told Alexander he wasn't a fan of his, either. Sanders, who has not said where the tweeted video came from, said it clearly shows Acosta made contact with the intern.