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Church-run PNG health services face closure after months without funding

Churches in Papua New Guinea warn they will soon be forced to shut down rural health services because the Government has not paid staff salaries.
Papua New Guinea

Church-run PNG health services face closure after months without funding

Churches in Papua New Guinea warn they will soon be forced to shut down rural health services because the Government has not paid staff salaries.

Oxfam calls on PNG govt to step up its funding to fight sorcery accusation-related violence

A report by Oxfam Australia into gender-based violence and sorcery accusations in Papua New Guinea is calling on the PNG government to commit more funding for family shelters.
Papua New Guinea

Oxfam calls on PNG govt to step up its funding to fight sorcery accusation-related violence

A report by Oxfam Australia into gender-based violence and sorcery accusations in Papua New Guinea is calling on the PNG government to commit more funding for family shelters.

Vanuatu gets behind their beach volleyballers at the Mini-Games

After three full days of action at the Pacific Mini Games, the team from Papua New Guinea are still on top of the medal table with 14 gold, but Samoa with 13 and Fiji with 11 are hard on their heels, while the host nation Vanuatu are still ninth with two gold
Papua New Guinea

Vanuatu gets behind their beach volleyballers at the Mini-Games

After three full days of action at the Pacific Mini Games, the team from Papua New Guinea are still on top of the medal table with 14 gold, but Samoa with 13 and Fiji with 11 are hard on their heels, while the host nation Vanuatu are still ninth with two gold, two silver and four bronze.

Public servants locked out of offices after rent unpaid

Public servants at another two government departments in PNG have been locked out of their offices over unpaid rent - reportedly valued at 14 million kina, nearly 6 million Australia dollars.
Papua New Guinea

Public servants locked out of offices after rent unpaid

Public servants at another two government departments in PNG have been locked out of their offices over unpaid rent - reportedly valued at 14 million kina, nearly 6 million Australia dollars.

NRL Sharks sign MOU with Sydney Wantoks

The NRL club the Cronulla Sharks and the Sydney Wantok Association are partnering up in a new relationship they hope will strengthen ties between PNG and Australia.
Papua New Guinea

NRL Sharks sign MOU with Sydney Wantoks

The NRL club the Cronulla Sharks and the Sydney Wantok Association are partnering up in a new relationship they hope will strengthen ties between PNG and Australia.

Rare Australian dolphin species found in PNG river

Scientists discover Australian snubfin and humpback dolphins in a remote Papua New Guinea river system in a find that is so significant the waterway has been designated an Important Marine Mammal Area.
Papua New Guinea

Rare Australian dolphin species found in PNG river

Scientists discover Australian snubfin and humpback dolphins in a remote Papua New Guinea river system in a find that is so significant the waterway has been designated an Important Marine Mammal Area.

PNG government funding lag for action on sorcery accusation-related violence a setback for advocates

The Papua New Guinea government is still witholding the K3 million it promised to fund a Sorcery National Action Plan when it was set up three years ago.
Papua New Guinea

PNG government funding lag for action on sorcery accusation-related violence a setback for advocates

The Papua New Guinea government is still witholding the K3 million it promised to fund a Sorcery National Action Plan when it was set up three years ago.

Bougainville women share stories to counter sorcery accusation violence

Women leaders in Bougainville, some of whom have had personal experience of sorcery cases, have been sharing their stories at a Women Human Rights Defenders Forum.
Papua New Guinea

Bougainville women share stories to counter sorcery accusation violence

Women leaders in Bougainville, some of whom have had personal experience of sorcery cases, have been sharing their stories at a Women Human Rights Defenders Forum.

PNG landowners seize gas wells in ongoing royalty dispute

Armed landowners in the Papua New Guinea highlands say they have blocked access to gas wells because of an ongoing dispute with the government over the payment of royalties.
Papua New Guinea

PNG landowners seize gas wells in ongoing royalty dispute

Armed landowners in the Papua New Guinea highlands say they have blocked access to gas wells because of an ongoing dispute with the government over the payment of royalties.

PNG Govt challenged to boost revenue and save budget

The PNG government announced a one billion kina stimulus package in the Budget, that includes big spending on agricultural projects, in a bid to diversify the Papua New Guinea economy.
Papua New Guinea

PNG Govt challenged to boost revenue and save budget

The PNG government announced a one billion kina stimulus package in the Budget, that includes big spending on agricultural projects, in a bid to diversify the Papua New Guinea economy.

Call for Australian media to honour Manus detainee journalist

Throughout the near month long stand off at the abandoned processing centre on Manus, the Iranian refugee and journalist, Behrouz Boochani, was the voice of the detainees who did not want to leave because they feared for their safety.
Papua New Guinea

Call for Australian media to honour Manus detainee journalist

Throughout the near month long stand off at the abandoned processing centre on Manus, the Iranian refugee and journalist, Behrouz Boochani, was the voice of the detainees who did not want to leave because they feared for their safety.

Footage purportedly shows police inside Manus Island detention centre

Footage from Refugee Action Coalition purportedly shows police inside Manus Island detention centre beating refugees.
Papua New Guinea

Footage purportedly shows police inside Manus Island detention centre

Footage from Refugee Action Coalition purportedly shows police inside Manus Island detention centre beating refugees.

Refugees say PNG police beat them during operation to clear Manus centre

A refugee on Manus Island says he saw PNG police beat several men during the operation to clear the decommissioned detention centre. Images uploaded to social media show men with angry welts on their backs and arms they say came from beatings.
Papua New Guinea

Refugees say PNG police beat them during operation to clear Manus centre

A refugee on Manus Island says he saw PNG police beat several men during the operation to clear the decommissioned detention centre. Images uploaded to social media show men with angry welts on their backs and arms they say came from beatings.

Calls for police to deal with sorcery-related violence in PNG

An anti-sorcery violence activist in Papua New Guinea says police need to move in and make arrests in the case of the six year old girl allegedly tortured in Enga Pronice recently.
Papua New Guinea

Calls for police to deal with sorcery-related violence in PNG

An anti-sorcery violence activist in Papua New Guinea says police need to move in and make arrests in the case of the six year old girl allegedly tortured in Enga Pronice recently.

Election petition against PNG lands Minister Justin Tkatchenko falls short

Justin Tkatchenko, the MP for Moresby South has been given the green light by the Waigani National Court after a petition disputing his election win was dismissed.
Papua New Guinea

Election petition against PNG lands Minister Justin Tkatchenko falls short

Justin Tkatchenko, the MP for Moresby South has been given the green light by the Waigani National Court after a petition disputing his election win was dismissed.

Young girl brutally tortured in PNG after accusations of sorcery

A six-year-old girl is tortured with hot knives in Papua New Guinea after being falsely accused of practising sorcery. She is believed to be the daughter of a woman who was burned alive in 2013.
Papua New Guinea

Young girl brutally tortured in PNG after accusations of sorcery

A six-year-old girl is tortured with hot knives in Papua New Guinea after being falsely accused of practising sorcery. She is believed to be the daughter of a woman who was burned alive in 2013.

AMA demands access to Manus Island asylum seekers

The Australian Medical Association calls for the Federal Government to allow independent doctors to help more than 400 asylum seekers languishing inside the recently-closed Manus Island detention centre.
Papua New Guinea

AMA demands access to Manus Island asylum seekers

The Australian Medical Association calls for the Federal Government to allow independent doctors to help more than 400 asylum seekers languishing inside the recently-closed Manus Island detention centre.

PNG tour operator critical of media coverage of missing British explorer

A British explorer who got lost in Papua New Guinea has been criticised for not taking communications gear with him.
Papua New Guinea

PNG tour operator critical of media coverage of missing British explorer

A British explorer who got lost in Papua New Guinea has been criticised for not taking communications gear with him.

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