Australia's prime minister Kevin Rudd says more needs to be done to help Fiji move back towards democracy.
Addressing leaders from the Pacific Islands Forum in Cairns a few minutes ago, Mr Rudd said the Forum has made its stand clear on the situation in Fiji and its dismay at the difficulties facing the people of Fiji.
"The fact that in recent times we have seen the arrest of ministers of religion in Fiji is not the Pacific Way.
"The people of Fiji deserve better and we look forward to their return to the family of democracies across our region," he said.
He told Pacific leaders they must think of ways to urge Fiji to return to democracy.
Mr Rudd said trade ministers have recommended they begin negotiations on a new trade agreement for the region., suggesting Fiji could be excluded by this agreement.
The Forum has been pushed into a tight corner since Fiji's suspension from the Forum in May.
Fiji is part of a regional trade agreement, PACER Plus, and being the hub of the Pacific, it would have been hard to exclude it from talks.