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PNG's custom APEC Maseratis still not sold

Almost seven months after Papua New Guinea staged the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation conference, the majority of the controversial Maserati's it bought to ferry around VIPs are still sitting in Port Moresby.
Papua New Guinea

PNG's custom APEC Maseratis still not sold

Almost seven months after Papua New Guinea staged the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation conference, the majority of the controversial Maserati's it bought to ferry around VIPs are still sitting in Port Moresby.

Morrison Government's re-election 'has quashed all hope': Asylum seeker self-immolates on Manus

An Indian man sets himself and a building on fire in the latest of a series of attempted suicides on Manus Island since the Coalition was re-elected in May.
Papua New Guinea

Morrison Government's re-election 'has quashed all hope': Asylum seeker self-immolates on Manus

An Indian man sets himself and a building on fire in the latest of a series of attempted suicides on Manus Island since the Coalition was re-elected in May.

PNG wants security company Paladin's Manus contract terminated

The Papua New Guinea Government says it wants security company Paladin's contract to work on Manus to be terminated at the end of the month, despite Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton saying it would likely be extended.
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PNG wants security company Paladin's Manus contract terminated

The Papua New Guinea Government says it wants security company Paladin's contract to work on Manus to be terminated at the end of the month, despite Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton saying it would likely be extended.

'Do something': Manus officials demand action from Australia after spike in self-harm

Australia's election results have driven some men on Manus Island to despair. Now PNG officials are demanding Canberra take responsibility before the situation spirals out of control.
Papua New Guinea

'Do something': Manus officials demand action from Australia after spike in self-harm

Australia's election results have driven some men on Manus Island to despair. Now PNG officials are demanding Canberra take responsibility before the situation spirals out of control.

PNG's new PM vows to create the 'richest black Christian nation'

Former Papua New Guinea finance minister James Marape is elected by the the Pacific nation's Parliament as its new Prime Minister after weeks of political unrest.
Papua New Guinea

PNG's new PM vows to create the 'richest black Christian nation'

Former Papua New Guinea finance minister James Marape is elected by the the Pacific nation's Parliament as its new Prime Minister after weeks of political unrest.

'Completely lost hope': Surge in refugee self-harm since Australian election

More than 20 refugees living on Manus Island have attempted self-harm or suicide since the Federal Election, according to refugees and advocates who say the situation is now «out of control».
Papua New Guinea

'Completely lost hope': Surge in refugee self-harm since Australian election

More than 20 refugees living on Manus Island have attempted self-harm or suicide since the Federal Election, according to refugees and advocates who say the situation is now «out of control».

Peter O'Neill's wasted years as PNG's prime minister

Peter O'Neill entered the prime minister's office surrounded in controversy and this morning he exited the same way, resigning after a mass defection of government MPs to the opposition.
Papua New Guinea

Peter O'Neill's wasted years as PNG's prime minister

Peter O'Neill entered the prime minister's office surrounded in controversy and this morning he exited the same way, resigning after a mass defection of government MPs to the opposition.

'Experience over experiment': PNG looks for a steady hand after PM Peter O'Neill resigns

Papua New Guinea is being engulfed in political turmoil; in the face of growing dissent, the Prime Minister has announced he is stepping down, but who will replace him, and how it will happen, remains very uncertain.
Papua New Guinea

'Experience over experiment': PNG looks for a steady hand after PM Peter O'Neill resigns

Papua New Guinea is being engulfed in political turmoil; in the face of growing dissent, the Prime Minister has announced he is stepping down, but who will replace him, and how it will happen, remains very uncertain.

Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea resigns after 7 years

Peter O'Neill handed over his leadership to a former prime minister and current member of parliament, Sir Julius Chan, described by O'Neill as «a veteran leader and one of our founding fathers of our great nation.»
Papua New Guinea

Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea resigns after 7 years

Peter O'Neill handed over his leadership to a former prime minister and current member of parliament, Sir Julius Chan, described by O'Neill as «a veteran leader and one of our founding fathers of our great nation.»

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill resigns

After seven years in the top job, Peter O'Neill says recent movements in parliament show a «need for change» as he hands over the country's leadership to Sir Julius Chan.
Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill resigns

After seven years in the top job, Peter O'Neill says recent movements in parliament show a «need for change» as he hands over the country's leadership to Sir Julius Chan.

PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill denies holding dual citizenship with Australia

Papua New Guinea's Attorney-General orders a citizenship review of all MPs amid unsupported claims the PM holds an Australian passport.
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PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill denies holding dual citizenship with Australia

Papua New Guinea's Attorney-General orders a citizenship review of all MPs amid unsupported claims the PM holds an Australian passport.

Birth-kit assembly parties: Aussie mums foregoing baby showers to help save lives

The Australian birthing kit program sees groups of women get together to help at-risk mothers around the globe and is believed to have helped save nearly 300,000 lives.
Papua New Guinea

Birth-kit assembly parties: Aussie mums foregoing baby showers to help save lives

The Australian birthing kit program sees groups of women get together to help at-risk mothers around the globe and is believed to have helped save nearly 300,000 lives.

PNG Opposition declares 'the game is on' as PM thwarts plans to oust him

Despite insisting it would have a majority, the Opposition bloc that is trying to oust PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill fell short of the numbers when Parliament sat.
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PNG Opposition declares 'the game is on' as PM thwarts plans to oust him

Despite insisting it would have a majority, the Opposition bloc that is trying to oust PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill fell short of the numbers when Parliament sat.

Politicians hide in chained-up hotel as they plot to oust PNG's Prime Minister

Defectors are holed up in a Port Moresby hotel as they try to topple PNG's Prime Minister. But they have also ordered in comedians and musicians to keep them entertained as they work.
Papua New Guinea

Politicians hide in chained-up hotel as they plot to oust PNG's Prime Minister

Defectors are holed up in a Port Moresby hotel as they try to topple PNG's Prime Minister. But they have also ordered in comedians and musicians to keep them entertained as they work.

'Cook the books': Workers told to falsify documents to prepare for audit

Support services staff for former Manus Island detainees say they were asked by their supervisors to change documents to make it appear they were fulfilling part of a $44 million Australian contract.
Papua New Guinea

'Cook the books': Workers told to falsify documents to prepare for audit

Support services staff for former Manus Island detainees say they were asked by their supervisors to change documents to make it appear they were fulfilling part of a $44 million Australian contract.

Behrouz Boochani won a $100k literature prize, but filming him on Manus required a lot of improvisation

The ABC's PNG correspondent and video journalist Natalie Whiting writes of the difficulty of filming an Australian Story program about author and refugee Behrouz Boochani on Manus Island.
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Behrouz Boochani won a $100k literature prize, but filming him on Manus required a lot of improvisation

The ABC's PNG correspondent and video journalist Natalie Whiting writes of the difficulty of filming an Australian Story program about author and refugee Behrouz Boochani on Manus Island.

'I wanted to help change the conversation': History of Aboriginal archaeology wins literary prize

Billy Griffiths' Deep Time Dreaming, which charts a revolution in how we understand Australian history, wins Book of the Year at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards.
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'I wanted to help change the conversation': History of Aboriginal archaeology wins literary prize

Billy Griffiths' Deep Time Dreaming, which charts a revolution in how we understand Australian history, wins Book of the Year at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

The five leading theories behind aviator Amelia Earhart's disappearance over the Pacific

A team investigating a plane wreck in the Pacific Ocean believes it may be linked to the disappearance of famous aviator Amelia Earhart — but it's just one of a number of competing theories.
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The five leading theories behind aviator Amelia Earhart's disappearance over the Pacific

A team investigating a plane wreck in the Pacific Ocean believes it may be linked to the disappearance of famous aviator Amelia Earhart — but it's just one of a number of competing theories.

This digger left teachers' college to become a soldier. Here's what it was like

This teacher fought a seemingly shirtless, swashbuckling war in Vietnam, having what he calls «a boys' own adventure».
Papua New Guinea

This digger left teachers' college to become a soldier. Here's what it was like

This teacher fought a seemingly shirtless, swashbuckling war in Vietnam, having what he calls «a boys' own adventure».

From old soldier to young veteran: What it means to be a digger

One fought a seemingly swashbuckling, shirtless war in Vietnam. Another was a child soldier bombed by the Japanese in the jungles of New Guinea. A third returned from East Timor, injured — he believes — by something designed to keep him safe. But a digge
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From old soldier to young veteran: What it means to be a digger

One fought a seemingly swashbuckling, shirtless war in Vietnam. Another was a child soldier bombed by the Japanese in the jungles of New Guinea. A third returned from East Timor, injured — he believes — by something designed to keep him safe. But a digger is a digger.

'If you ever pulled on the boots, you're in the club': Incarnations of a digger

One fought a seemingly swashbuckling, shirtless war in Vietnam. Another was a child soldier bombed by the Japanese in the jungles of New Guinea. A third returned from East Timor, injured — he believes — by something designed to keep him safe. But a digge
Papua New Guinea

'If you ever pulled on the boots, you're in the club': Incarnations of a digger

One fought a seemingly swashbuckling, shirtless war in Vietnam. Another was a child soldier bombed by the Japanese in the jungles of New Guinea. A third returned from East Timor, injured — he believes — by something designed to keep him safe. But a digger is a digger.

Identity of unknown WWII soldiers could be revealed with new DNA test

The remains of some of the thousands of Aussie soldiers still buried in World War II battlefields could soon be identified with the help of a new DNA test developed by researchers at the Queensland University of Technology.
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Identity of unknown WWII soldiers could be revealed with new DNA test

The remains of some of the thousands of Aussie soldiers still buried in World War II battlefields could soon be identified with the help of a new DNA test developed by researchers at the Queensland University of Technology.

Why is The Phantom such a huge cultural phenomenon in Papua New Guinea?

When you think of places a comic book hero might turn up, the tribal war shields of the Papua New Guinea highlands are probably not what springs to mind.
Papua New Guinea

Why is The Phantom such a huge cultural phenomenon in Papua New Guinea?

When you think of places a comic book hero might turn up, the tribal war shields of the Papua New Guinea highlands are probably not what springs to mind.

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.

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