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Alpers, Philip. 2015 ‘Australia and New Zealand Clamp Down on Pacific Arms Trade.’ The Pacific Region Lives Up to its Name with Disarming Success. Melbourne: The Conversation. 26 February
Australia and New Zealand Clamp Down on Pacific Arms Trade
Domestic gun-control measures and foreign policy moved in tandem as Australia and New Zealand, hubs for Pacific commerce, clamped down on the island arms trade.
New Zealand denied an export permit to ship ammunition to a Vanuatu gun dealer for fear of fuelling ethnic violence in the Solomon Islands.
Australia choked off exports to Papua New Guinea, creating such a shortage of bullets that mercenary gunmen in the Southern Highlands complained of difficulty servicing their clients…