Political map of Australia, New Zealand & the Southwest Pacific 21 January 2018 (Australasia Today): Since 2003 Australasia has seen continued political stability, with no significant military events occurring after the 2006 Fijian coup (2006 Fijian coup d%27%C3%A9tat). The region also avoided the main impact of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 (Financial crisis of 2007–2008), although whether it will remain this lucky into the future is less certain.