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Malaitan premier says tax-free salary decision brings national MPs integrity into question

Updated 4 May 2015, 9:10 AEST

There's been a growing backlash to moves in the Solomon Islands to offer tax-free salaries to MPs.

Nauru shuts down Facebook access on moral and religious grounds

Updated 1 May 2015, 17:10 AEST

Nauru's opposition says the government's shutting off access to social media site Facebook is the act of a dictatorship.

Solomon Islands MP Rick Hou to refuse tax-free salary

Updated 1 May 2015, 10:50 AEST

The prime minister of Solomon Islands, Manasseh Sogavare, has backed the unpopular plan for members of parliament to receive tax-free salaries with a strong speech in parliament.

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