Of course Australia and New Zealand are using cheque book diplomacy, wake up to yourselves, they have been doing it for years in the Pacific. Must be a slow news day on Raw (lawyers Blog site) Fiji Rubbish
From Raw Rubbish
His (the PM’s) principal tactic is to paint Australia and New Zealand as the villains in Fiji’s expulsion from the Pacific Islands Forum in order to drive a wedge between those two countries and the smaller Pacific island states.
In doing so he has claimed that the smaller member states only voted for the suspension because they were bribed by “cheque book diplomacy” applied by the two larger countries.