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Compelled by faith: Doctor relocates young family from Toowoomba to help PNG neighbours

A Toowoomba paediatrician moves his young family to the highlands of Papua New Guinea as a practical expression of his faith.
Papua New Guinea

Compelled by faith: Doctor relocates young family from Toowoomba to help PNG neighbours

A Toowoomba paediatrician moves his young family to the highlands of Papua New Guinea as a practical expression of his faith.

'China is going to the moon': PNG fobs off Beijing influence concerns

PNG politicians are shrugging off concerns about Beijing's rising influence in the Pacific, as Chinese investors plan to spend $400m on a brand new Chinatown development for Port Moresby.
Papua New Guinea

'China is going to the moon': PNG fobs off Beijing influence concerns

PNG politicians are shrugging off concerns about Beijing's rising influence in the Pacific, as Chinese investors plan to spend $400m on a brand new Chinatown development for Port Moresby.

In rare interview, spy chief lists the biggest security threats facing Australia

Australia's spy chief Nick Warner says the world is now more dangerous than ever. In a rare interview, he outlines six of the biggest threats to our security — and how we can combat them.
Papua New Guinea

In rare interview, spy chief lists the biggest security threats facing Australia

Australia's spy chief Nick Warner says the world is now more dangerous than ever. In a rare interview, he outlines six of the biggest threats to our security — and how we can combat them.

Australia's top spy says the world is more dangerous than ever. These are the six biggest threats

Australia's spy chief Nick Warner says the world is now more dangerous than ever. In a rare interview, he outlines six of the biggest threats to our security — and how we can combat them.
Papua New Guinea

Australia's top spy says the world is more dangerous than ever. These are the six biggest threats

Australia's spy chief Nick Warner says the world is now more dangerous than ever. In a rare interview, he outlines six of the biggest threats to our security — and how we can combat them.

How one refugee challenged a system, one text at a time

He won Australia's richest prize for literature, but Behrouz Boochani wasn't there to accept it. He was on Manus Island, more than 2,000 days after he arrived on the foreign land.
Papua New Guinea

How one refugee challenged a system, one text at a time

He won Australia's richest prize for literature, but Behrouz Boochani wasn't there to accept it. He was on Manus Island, more than 2,000 days after he arrived on the foreign land.

Forgiveness for a killer amid calls for new police investigation

The family of a young man killed in a Newcastle brawl in 2005 is calling for police to reinvestigate the case, and for the man convicted of the murder to be released from detention.
Papua New Guinea

Forgiveness for a killer amid calls for new police investigation

The family of a young man killed in a Newcastle brawl in 2005 is calling for police to reinvestigate the case, and for the man convicted of the murder to be released from detention.

AFL spreads across Europe with female players on the rise

A growing number of women and men are signing up to play Australian Rules in Europe and there are hopes a women-only league will be established in Switzerland in the next few years.
Papua New Guinea

AFL spreads across Europe with female players on the rise

A growing number of women and men are signing up to play Australian Rules in Europe and there are hopes a women-only league will be established in Switzerland in the next few years.

Former asylum seeker returns to PNG after being deported

Desperate to see his Papua New Guinean wife and young son, who he had been separated from for nine months, Helal Uddin bought a boat in Indonesia and returned by sea to Manus Island almost four months ago.
Papua New Guinea

Former asylum seeker returns to PNG after being deported

Desperate to see his Papua New Guinean wife and young son, who he had been separated from for nine months, Helal Uddin bought a boat in Indonesia and returned by sea to Manus Island almost four months ago.

Fact Check: Did the PM get the 'simple math' on sick refugees wrong?

The Prime Minister says Australian patients will be displaced if sick refugees are transferred to the mainland for medical treatment. But RMIT ABC Fact Check found the Government's claim on the medevac legislation to be baseless.
Papua New Guinea

Fact Check: Did the PM get the 'simple math' on sick refugees wrong?

The Prime Minister says Australian patients will be displaced if sick refugees are transferred to the mainland for medical treatment. But RMIT ABC Fact Check found the Government's claim on the medevac legislation to be baseless.

Children of Manus Island locals and refugees could be transferred to Australia

The babies born to men from the Manus detention centre face an uncertain future on the island, but the medevac bill could give them a pathway to Australia.
Papua New Guinea

Children of Manus Island locals and refugees could be transferred to Australia

The babies born to men from the Manus detention centre face an uncertain future on the island, but the medevac bill could give them a pathway to Australia.

Confusion reigns as babies of refugees on Manus eligible for transfer under medevac bill

The babies born to men from the Manus detention centre face an uncertain future on the island, but the medevac bill could give them a pathway to Australia.
Papua New Guinea

Confusion reigns as babies of refugees on Manus eligible for transfer under medevac bill

The babies born to men from the Manus detention centre face an uncertain future on the island, but the medevac bill could give them a pathway to Australia.

Detainee interviews behind play showing life on Manus and Nauru

A play depicting life for detainees in offshore detention opens at the Adelaide Festival, after months spent trying to bring the work to Australia.
Papua New Guinea

Detainee interviews behind play showing life on Manus and Nauru

A play depicting life for detainees in offshore detention opens at the Adelaide Festival, after months spent trying to bring the work to Australia.

The Government says the medevac bill will allow healthy refugees to come here. Is that correct?

The medevac bill «doesn't even require» refugees and asylum seekers to be sick to come Australia, the Immigration Minister said. RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates his claim.
Papua New Guinea

The Government says the medevac bill will allow healthy refugees to come here. Is that correct?

The medevac bill «doesn't even require» refugees and asylum seekers to be sick to come Australia, the Immigration Minister said. RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates his claim.

Fact Check: Will refugees really have to be sick to come to Australia under the medevac bill?

The Government says the medevac bill will allow those held on Nauru and Manus Island to come to Australia without being sick. RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.
Papua New Guinea

Fact Check: Will refugees really have to be sick to come to Australia under the medevac bill?

The Government says the medevac bill will allow those held on Nauru and Manus Island to come to Australia without being sick. RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.

Wilkie told Q&A that Australia's treatment of refugees is a crime against humanity. Is he right?

«We have a series of Australian governments that are guilty of crimes against humanity,» independent federal MP Andrew Wilkie recently told Q&A. RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.
Papua New Guinea

Wilkie told Q&A that Australia's treatment of refugees is a crime against humanity. Is he right?

«We have a series of Australian governments that are guilty of crimes against humanity,» independent federal MP Andrew Wilkie recently told Q&A. RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.

Fact Check: Is Australia guilty of crimes against humanity in its treatment of asylum seekers?

«We have a series of Australian governments that are guilty of crimes against humanity,» independent federal MP Andrew Wilkie recently told Q&A. Is he right?
Papua New Guinea

Fact Check: Is Australia guilty of crimes against humanity in its treatment of asylum seekers?

«We have a series of Australian governments that are guilty of crimes against humanity,» independent federal MP Andrew Wilkie recently told Q&A. Is he right?

Inside the hidden world of private security company deals

In the world of private security, enormous contracts are often awarded to companies through procurement processes with minimal due diligence. So how did a tiny, unknown company win $423 million in government contracts?
Papua New Guinea

Inside the hidden world of private security company deals

In the world of private security, enormous contracts are often awarded to companies through procurement processes with minimal due diligence. So how did a tiny, unknown company win $423 million in government contracts?

Paladin's PNG workers angry at forced recontracting

While the examination of security company Paladin continues in Australian Parliament, it has been quietly reducing the wages of some of its lowest-paid workers in Papua New Guinea's capital, Port Moresby.
Papua New Guinea

Paladin's PNG workers angry at forced recontracting

While the examination of security company Paladin continues in Australian Parliament, it has been quietly reducing the wages of some of its lowest-paid workers in Papua New Guinea's capital, Port Moresby.

Manus Island and Nauru asylum seekers face fresh security and character assessments

Hundreds of asylum seekers will undergo fresh screening as the Government prepares for an «influx» of medical transfers in the wake of the so-called medevac bill, Attorney-General Christian Porter says.
Papua New Guinea

Manus Island and Nauru asylum seekers face fresh security and character assessments

Hundreds of asylum seekers will undergo fresh screening as the Government prepares for an «influx» of medical transfers in the wake of the so-called medevac bill, Attorney-General Christian Porter says.

Attorney-General says asylum seekers will undergo further security checks

Christian Porter says the Government will check the backgrounds of those already assessed for their refugee status.
Papua New Guinea

Attorney-General says asylum seekers will undergo further security checks

Christian Porter says the Government will check the backgrounds of those already assessed for their refugee status.

PNG selling Maseratis and Bentleys bought for APEC — but at $140,000 who can afford them?

PNG is drawing a line under a controversial decision to buy luxury cars for a leaders summit by selling them off to the highest bidders, but now it's a question of who in the country has that kind of money and wants to spend it on a vehicle for which mechanic
Papua New Guinea

PNG selling Maseratis and Bentleys bought for APEC — but at $140,000 who can afford them?

PNG is drawing a line under a controversial decision to buy luxury cars for a leaders summit by selling them off to the highest bidders, but now it's a question of who in the country has that kind of money and wants to spend it on a vehicle for which mechanical backup will be hard to find.

Asylum seekers in PNG hospital hope medevac bill will take them to Australia

Asylum seekers in a Port Moresby hospital fear being discharged and losing what they see as a chance of settlement in Australia, after the medical evacuations legislation passed this week.
Papua New Guinea

Asylum seekers in PNG hospital hope medevac bill will take them to Australia

Asylum seekers in a Port Moresby hospital fear being discharged and losing what they see as a chance of settlement in Australia, after the medical evacuations legislation passed this week.

Manus Island refugee flown to Geneva to receive prestigious award

A 25-year-old Sudanese man critical of the «cruel and inhumane» conditions on the island says he will return there after two weeks in Switzerland.
Papua New Guinea

Manus Island refugee flown to Geneva to receive prestigious award

A 25-year-old Sudanese man critical of the «cruel and inhumane» conditions on the island says he will return there after two weeks in Switzerland.

All we hear about is boats, but there's a bigger immigration problem the Government doesn't talk about

What is clear at this juncture is that government policy on asylum seekers is not being driven by national security concerns, but rather by a desire to continue using them as a political wedge, write Mary Crock and Daniel Ghezelbash.
Papua New Guinea

All we hear about is boats, but there's a bigger immigration problem the Government doesn't talk about

What is clear at this juncture is that government policy on asylum seekers is not being driven by national security concerns, but rather by a desire to continue using them as a political wedge, write Mary Crock and Daniel Ghezelbash.

Japan's latest Valentine's Day craze could be 'volcanic' chocolate

Cocoa growers in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu are set to benefit from a limited edition run of «volcanic» chocolate bars in Japan, released for Valentine's Day.
Papua New Guinea

Japan's latest Valentine's Day craze could be 'volcanic' chocolate

Cocoa growers in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu are set to benefit from a limited edition run of «volcanic» chocolate bars in Japan, released for Valentine's Day.

Give us our 284 APEC summit cars back, PNG police say

Papua New Guinea police are seeking the return of nearly 300 imported cars loaned to officials for driving world leaders around its capital during last year's Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation meeting, according to authorities.
Papua New Guinea

Give us our 284 APEC summit cars back, PNG police say

Papua New Guinea police are seeking the return of nearly 300 imported cars loaned to officials for driving world leaders around its capital during last year's Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation meeting, according to authorities.

Australia ramps up Chinese rivalry for influence in the Pacific

Gifted patrol boats, a flurry of visits, and rumoured military bases. As China looms, Australia tries to woo back the South Pacific, write Natalie Whiting and Stephen Dziedzic.
Papua New Guinea

Australia ramps up Chinese rivalry for influence in the Pacific

Gifted patrol boats, a flurry of visits, and rumoured military bases. As China looms, Australia tries to woo back the South Pacific, write Natalie Whiting and Stephen Dziedzic.

Free from Manus Island 'torture', some refugees want to return

A year after leaving Manus Island, Helal Uddin has good reason to want to go back. He's not alone, with a number of men relocated from the island struggling to adjust to life on the outside.
Papua New Guinea

Free from Manus Island 'torture', some refugees want to return

A year after leaving Manus Island, Helal Uddin has good reason to want to go back. He's not alone, with a number of men relocated from the island struggling to adjust to life on the outside.

Chinese fashion brand criticised for using 'sacred' traditional dancers in marketing campaign

Charges of cultural misappropriation are levelled against a Chinese fashion brand after it uses images of Papua New Guinea dancers wearing elaborate costumes in a new marketing campaign.
Papua New Guinea

Chinese fashion brand criticised for using 'sacred' traditional dancers in marketing campaign

Charges of cultural misappropriation are levelled against a Chinese fashion brand after it uses images of Papua New Guinea dancers wearing elaborate costumes in a new marketing campaign.

Manus Island detainee Behrouz Boochani wins Australia's richest literary prize

The Kurdish-Iranian journalist's book No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison was written on his mobile phone over multiple years and he hopes the win will «bring more attention» to the situation of asylum seekers in detention.
Papua New Guinea

Manus Island detainee Behrouz Boochani wins Australia's richest literary prize

The Kurdish-Iranian journalist's book No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison was written on his mobile phone over multiple years and he hopes the win will «bring more attention» to the situation of asylum seekers in detention.

'Not allowed': Why nearly 2 million people are demanding an independence vote for West Papua

A petition signed by more than 1.8 million people calling for an independence referendum in Indonesia's West Papua province has been delivered to the United Nations — but what could it potentially achieve in the decades-old battle for freedom?
Papua New Guinea

'Not allowed': Why nearly 2 million people are demanding an independence vote for West Papua

A petition signed by more than 1.8 million people calling for an independence referendum in Indonesia's West Papua province has been delivered to the United Nations — but what could it potentially achieve in the decades-old battle for freedom?

PNG's only radiation machine doesn't work — and the consequences can be fatal

Cancer patients in Papua New Guinea are being turned away from treatment — and two years on, the country's only radiation machine remains out of service — in a situation doctors say is like being a gardener «but they haven't given you a spade»
Papua New Guinea

PNG's only radiation machine doesn't work — and the consequences can be fatal

Cancer patients in Papua New Guinea are being turned away from treatment — and two years on, the country's only radiation machine remains out of service — in a situation doctors say is like being a gardener «but they haven't given you a spade».

Rare waterbirds on the move in search of drought refuge

Rare waterbirds appear to be increasingly moving into South Australia to escape dry conditions in northern areas of the country, according to wildlife experts.
Papua New Guinea

Rare waterbirds on the move in search of drought refuge

Rare waterbirds appear to be increasingly moving into South Australia to escape dry conditions in northern areas of the country, according to wildlife experts.