At last the the Liberal Party in Australia has woken up.
Spokesman Julie Bishop has this to say.
Ms Bishop says China is moving into areas where Australia and New Zealand are leaving gaps.
"We must focus on our region - and our region includes Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands - and I believe that we are losing influence there," she said.
"We have to think very hard as to whether that's in our national interests and the interests of our region."
Straight out of No Minister and Gotcha.
The Deputy Opposition Leader has also called for a new approach to Fiji.
She says while the Government should not condone the country's military regime, it was clear the current approach had failed.
"It's some years since we imposed sanctions and we have to ask - are they being counterproductive," she said.
"Are we actually achieving a return to democratic rule. I don't believe we are."
You'd think if three years ago, a couple of right wing bloggers could have seen this coming, somebody, anybody in the halls of Australasian foreign affairs might have had the brains to say something to their masters.
Time to wake up, McCully.