"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.
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.
"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.
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).
He said the shooter entered and turned to the door counter and coat check area before eventually working his way to the bar. Ron Helus , arrived at the scene with a California Highway Patrol officer and was shot multiple times, according to the AP.
Accordingly, we have accepted the penalties imposed on us by the Premier League and have given them our strongest apologies. They will now be unable to sign players between the ages of 10 and 18 for a full two years.
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The following weekend, the Aggies played Notre Dame to a 2-2 draw before their season ended in a penalty kick shootout. Louis ended with a 3-1 victory for the University of Chicago men's soccer team over Washington University in St.
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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 hospital is in Paradise, a town of about 27,000 people 180 miles (290 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco. The company also said about 14,000 residents in Butte County and neighboring Plumas County were without power.
Trump administration moves forward with asylum restrictions
The new rule comes as a so-called caravan of migrants from Central America travels north by foot through Mexico to the USA border. Trump claims he can accomplish this through an executive order, rather than with a constitutional amendment through Congress.
Trump fires US Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Nevertheless he appealed to Republicans not "beholden" to Donald Trump to reign in any attempt to fire Mueller. One of the exceptions, Senator Susan Collins, said non-interference in the Mueller probe was "imperative".
Meg Ryan And John Mellencamp Announce Their Engagement
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 .
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.