Vanuatu is some poxy island in the South Pacific full of French speaking people who like to overcharge Aussies who visit there. Although it was equally governed in it's earlier days by Britain and France, it has decided it is French. So let the bloody French look after it!
We are expending huge dollars trying to look after all these troublesome ex British colonies in the South Pacific, so let the French take a bit of responsbility for one of their own.
And how come all these tin pot islands have such good relations with New Zealand and turn up their noses at Australia? Hey when the going gets tough, I don't know that NZ will have the resources and money to help you.