Papua New Guinea



Abdi fled to Australia with a bullet in his leg. After years in detention, his heart gave out

The death of a Somali asylum seeker in Perth years after he suffered a heart attack on Nauru highlights the deep impact of Australia's refugee policies, advocates say.
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Abdi fled to Australia with a bullet in his leg. After years in detention, his heart gave out

The death of a Somali asylum seeker in Perth years after he suffered a heart attack on Nauru highlights the deep impact of Australia's refugee policies, advocates say.

'Father of the nation': Former Papua New Guinea prime minister Sir Michael Somare dies at 84

Sir Michael Somare led PNG into independence from Australia in 1975 and was one of the country's longest-serving politicians, with a career that spanned five decades.
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'Father of the nation': Former Papua New Guinea prime minister Sir Michael Somare dies at 84

Sir Michael Somare led PNG into independence from Australia in 1975 and was one of the country's longest-serving politicians, with a career that spanned five decades.

Concerns PNG might not be able to deal with a serious COVID-19 outbreak

Leaked documents obtained by the ABC reveal PNG ministers have been granting unauthorised exemptions from quarantine. Key staff at its pandemic control centre have also not been paid. PNG Correspondent Natalie Whiting reports.
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Concerns PNG might not be able to deal with a serious COVID-19 outbreak

Leaked documents obtained by the ABC reveal PNG ministers have been granting unauthorised exemptions from quarantine. Key staff at its pandemic control centre have also not been paid. PNG Correspondent Natalie Whiting reports.

Our small island neighbour defied COVID-19's deadly progression. But documents reveal trouble on the horizon

There are holes in Papua New Guinea's COVID-19 quarantine systems, and «critical functions» at its pandemic control centre are «at risk of collapsing» because some staff haven't been paid, leaked documents reveal.
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Our small island neighbour defied COVID-19's deadly progression. But documents reveal trouble on the horizon

There are holes in Papua New Guinea's COVID-19 quarantine systems, and «critical functions» at its pandemic control centre are «at risk of collapsing» because some staff haven't been paid, leaked documents reveal.

Why there are unlikely to be any travel bubbles any time soon

An expert has called travel bubbles «futile» and potentially dangerous if rolled out before all Australians have received the jab, though the federal government is eyeing off at least three nations as potential candidates.
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Why there are unlikely to be any travel bubbles any time soon

An expert has called travel bubbles «futile» and potentially dangerous if rolled out before all Australians have received the jab, though the federal government is eyeing off at least three nations as potential candidates.

The tiny island in Papua New Guinea caught in the middle of tensions between Australia and China

The tiny Papua New Guinean island of Daru has become the latest flashpoint in tensions between Australia and China, as one Chinese company looks to build an industrial fishing park in the region, while another proposes a new city.
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The tiny island in Papua New Guinea caught in the middle of tensions between Australia and China

The tiny Papua New Guinean island of Daru has become the latest flashpoint in tensions between Australia and China, as one Chinese company looks to build an industrial fishing park in the region, while another proposes a new city.

China claims PNG thanked them for providing COVID-19 vaccines, but PNG officials say it's not true

The Papua New Guinea Government disputes a claim by China that it is assisting the nation with a supply of COVID-19 vaccines, despite a contradicting statement from a Beijing Government official.
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China claims PNG thanked them for providing COVID-19 vaccines, but PNG officials say it's not true

The Papua New Guinea Government disputes a claim by China that it is assisting the nation with a supply of COVID-19 vaccines, despite a contradicting statement from a Beijing Government official.

Chinese company's multi-billion-dollar plan for island just off Australian mainland

A Chinese company puts forward a multi-billion-dollar plan to build a new city on the Papua New Guinean island of Daru, which sits on the sea border with Australia.
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Chinese company's multi-billion-dollar plan for island just off Australian mainland

A Chinese company puts forward a multi-billion-dollar plan to build a new city on the Papua New Guinean island of Daru, which sits on the sea border with Australia.

'They lost the plot and minced their words': PNG politician hits out at Australia over Chinese proposal

A Papua New Guinean governor accuses Australia of wanting the «status quo» of poverty in the region to remain after a proposal for a Chinese fisheries park in the region raised national security and overfishing fears in Canberra.
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'They lost the plot and minced their words': PNG politician hits out at Australia over Chinese proposal

A Papua New Guinean governor accuses Australia of wanting the «status quo» of poverty in the region to remain after a proposal for a Chinese fisheries park in the region raised national security and overfishing fears in Canberra.

Papua New Guinea politician criticises Australia's reaction to Chinese fisheries park

A Papua New Guinean governor accuses Australia of wanting the «status quo» of poverty in the region to remain after a proposal for a Chinese fisheries park in the region raised national security and overfishing fears in Canberra.
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Papua New Guinea politician criticises Australia's reaction to Chinese fisheries park

A Papua New Guinean governor accuses Australia of wanting the «status quo» of poverty in the region to remain after a proposal for a Chinese fisheries park in the region raised national security and overfishing fears in Canberra.

Former Queensland lawyer and father of Sheppard band members arrested in Papua New Guinea on conspiracy charges

Former Queensland lawyer and father of Sheppard band members, Greg Sheppard, is arrested in Papua New Guinea over allegations of withdrawing more than $90 million from a trust fund earmarked for development projects.
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Former Queensland lawyer and father of Sheppard band members arrested in Papua New Guinea on conspiracy charges

Former Queensland lawyer and father of Sheppard band members, Greg Sheppard, is arrested in Papua New Guinea over allegations of withdrawing more than $90 million from a trust fund earmarked for development projects.

What a delayed COVID vaccine rollout in the Pacific means for the rest of the world

Solomon Islands has not recorded a case of community transmission, but its road out of the pandemic may be slow due to the rollout of COVID vaccines.
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What a delayed COVID vaccine rollout in the Pacific means for the rest of the world

Solomon Islands has not recorded a case of community transmission, but its road out of the pandemic may be slow due to the rollout of COVID vaccines.

Pacific Islands may not finish rolling out COVID vaccines until 2025

Solomon Islands has not recorded a case of community transmission, but its road out of the pandemic may be slow due to the rollout of COVID vaccines.
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Pacific Islands may not finish rolling out COVID vaccines until 2025

Solomon Islands has not recorded a case of community transmission, but its road out of the pandemic may be slow due to the rollout of COVID vaccines.

'I've got nowhere to go': Bid to relocate homeless camper as cyclone heads for coastline

Diana McKinstry pitched her tent near the ocean about five months ago in a bid to aid her recovery from depression. The community is now working hard to find her shelter as Tropical Cyclone Kimi approaches.
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'I've got nowhere to go': Bid to relocate homeless camper as cyclone heads for coastline

Diana McKinstry pitched her tent near the ocean about five months ago in a bid to aid her recovery from depression. The community is now working hard to find her shelter as Tropical Cyclone Kimi approaches.

Thousands face eviction on outskirts of Port Moresby

Almost half of the people in Papua New Guinea's capital live in informal settlements and they often don't have a legal right to the land their homes are built on. PNG correspondent Natalie Whiting reports.
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Thousands face eviction on outskirts of Port Moresby

Almost half of the people in Papua New Guinea's capital live in informal settlements and they often don't have a legal right to the land their homes are built on. PNG correspondent Natalie Whiting reports.

They built their own town when no-one else wanted them. 20 years on, the owner wants the land back

Faced with nowhere to live in Papua New Guinea's crowded capital Port Moresby, a group of people decided to build their own community on the outskirts of the city. For almost 20 years it has grown. Now the residents are facing eviction.
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They built their own town when no-one else wanted them. 20 years on, the owner wants the land back

Faced with nowhere to live in Papua New Guinea's crowded capital Port Moresby, a group of people decided to build their own community on the outskirts of the city. For almost 20 years it has grown. Now the residents are facing eviction.

Cast out from society, a group of people built their own oasis. Now the owner of Bushwara wants the land back

Faced with nowhere to live in Papua New Guinea's crowded capital Port Moresby, a group of people decided to build their own community on the outskirts of the city. For almost 20 years it has grown. Now the residents are facing eviction.
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Cast out from society, a group of people built their own oasis. Now the owner of Bushwara wants the land back

Faced with nowhere to live in Papua New Guinea's crowded capital Port Moresby, a group of people decided to build their own community on the outskirts of the city. For almost 20 years it has grown. Now the residents are facing eviction.

Shooter Danny has spent the last year training for the Olympics without any ammunition. Here's why

Papua New Guinea's Olympic Committee is writing to the Australian Government asking for its athletes to be allowed into the country to train for the six months before the Tokyo Games.
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Shooter Danny has spent the last year training for the Olympics without any ammunition. Here's why

Papua New Guinea's Olympic Committee is writing to the Australian Government asking for its athletes to be allowed into the country to train for the six months before the Tokyo Games.

Shooter Danny has spent the last year training for the Olympics without any bullets. Here's why

Papua New Guinea's Olympic Committee is writing to the Australian Government asking for its athletes to be allowed into the country to train for the six months before the Tokyo Games.
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Shooter Danny has spent the last year training for the Olympics without any bullets. Here's why

Papua New Guinea's Olympic Committee is writing to the Australian Government asking for its athletes to be allowed into the country to train for the six months before the Tokyo Games.

What it's like to train for the Olympics without world-class facilities

Papua New Guinea's Olympic Committee is writing to the Australian Government asking for its athletes to be allowed into the country to train for the six months before the Tokyo Games.
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What it's like to train for the Olympics without world-class facilities

Papua New Guinea's Olympic Committee is writing to the Australian Government asking for its athletes to be allowed into the country to train for the six months before the Tokyo Games.

Five bodies recovered from remote Papua New Guinea landslide site

Five bodies are recovered from the site of a landslide in a remote part of Papua New Guinea's Central Province. Fifteen people, including three children, are believed to have died in the disaster.
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Five bodies recovered from remote Papua New Guinea landslide site

Five bodies are recovered from the site of a landslide in a remote part of Papua New Guinea's Central Province. Fifteen people, including three children, are believed to have died in the disaster.

Plans to build a $204m Chinese fishing plant on our doorstep might not come to fruition

Daru mayor Samuel Winggu says a potential Chinese fisheries development on his run-down island, just few kilometres from Australia's border, could be worth the risk.
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Plans to build a $204m Chinese fishing plant on our doorstep might not come to fruition

Daru mayor Samuel Winggu says a potential Chinese fisheries development on his run-down island, just few kilometres from Australia's border, could be worth the risk.

Daru would 'reluctantly' support a Chinese fishing plant on Australia's doorstep

Daru mayor Samuel Winggu says a potential Chinese fisheries development on his run-down island, just few kilometres from Australia's border, could be worth the risk.
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Daru would 'reluctantly' support a Chinese fishing plant on Australia's doorstep

Daru mayor Samuel Winggu says a potential Chinese fisheries development on his run-down island, just few kilometres from Australia's border, could be worth the risk.

WHO warns countries in Asia-Pacific may not get vaccine until mid-to-late 2021

The World Health Organization says countries in the Asia-Pacific region are not guaranteed to have early access to COVID-19 shots and urges them to adopt a long-term approach to the pandemic.
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WHO warns countries in Asia-Pacific may not get vaccine until mid-to-late 2021

The World Health Organization says countries in the Asia-Pacific region are not guaranteed to have early access to COVID-19 shots and urges them to adopt a long-term approach to the pandemic.

Torres Strait Islanders 'incredibly nervous' over $200m Chinese fishery handshake with PNG

Torres Strait Islanders are concerned about what they say is a Chinese plan to «vacuum up fish» on their doorstep and are seeking urgent talks with the Australian Government.
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Torres Strait Islanders 'incredibly nervous' over $200m Chinese fishery handshake with PNG

Torres Strait Islanders are concerned about what they say is a Chinese plan to «vacuum up fish» on their doorstep and are seeking urgent talks with the Australian Government.

'We should be absolutely alarmed': China prepares to move into the Torres Strait

China's plan to build a fish processing facility in the Torres Strait has raised concerns over border security and impacts to commercial fishing.
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'We should be absolutely alarmed': China prepares to move into the Torres Strait

China's plan to build a fish processing facility in the Torres Strait has raised concerns over border security and impacts to commercial fishing.

PM steps back from use of Kyoto carry-over credits

Scott Morrison says he is «very confident» Australia will not use its controversial carry-over credits to help meet Paris Agreement targets but has not committed to abandoning them.
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PM steps back from use of Kyoto carry-over credits

Scott Morrison says he is «very confident» Australia will not use its controversial carry-over credits to help meet Paris Agreement targets but has not committed to abandoning them.

Message in a bottle found on Pacific island sparks an unlikely friendship

A conservation worker gains a new friend after finding a message in a bottle on one of PNG's most far-flung islands, two years after the bottle was thrown by an American teenager as she sailed across the Pacific Ocean.
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Message in a bottle found on Pacific island sparks an unlikely friendship

A conservation worker gains a new friend after finding a message in a bottle on one of PNG's most far-flung islands, two years after the bottle was thrown by an American teenager as she sailed across the Pacific Ocean.

'So excited and couldn't sleep': Message in a bottle found on Pacific island sparks an unlikely friendship

A conservation worker gains a new friend after finding a message in a bottle on one of PNG's most far-flung islands, two years after the bottle was thrown by an American teenager as she sailed across the Pacific Ocean.
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'So excited and couldn't sleep': Message in a bottle found on Pacific island sparks an unlikely friendship

A conservation worker gains a new friend after finding a message in a bottle on one of PNG's most far-flung islands, two years after the bottle was thrown by an American teenager as she sailed across the Pacific Ocean.

Ranger Steven stumbled on a message under 50kg of rubbish, leading to an unlikely friendship

A conservation worker gains a new friend after finding a message in a bottle on one of PNG's most far-flung islands, two years after the bottle was thrown by an American teenager as she sailed across the Pacific Ocean.
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Ranger Steven stumbled on a message under 50kg of rubbish, leading to an unlikely friendship

A conservation worker gains a new friend after finding a message in a bottle on one of PNG's most far-flung islands, two years after the bottle was thrown by an American teenager as she sailed across the Pacific Ocean.

This family are separated by 6km of sparkling blue ocean — and the Australian border

Nagoi Jimmy hasn't seen his partner and four kids in a year, but they live just six kilometres apart across a stretch of sparkling blue ocean that marks Australia's international border.
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This family are separated by 6km of sparkling blue ocean — and the Australian border

Nagoi Jimmy hasn't seen his partner and four kids in a year, but they live just six kilometres apart across a stretch of sparkling blue ocean that marks Australia's international border.

A secret conflict, an outlawed flag, and the plan to form a new government

West Papuan separatists announce they will form a new provisional government for the region and reject Indonesia's rule, in a significant escalation of a decades-long battle over independence.
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A secret conflict, an outlawed flag, and the plan to form a new government

West Papuan separatists announce they will form a new provisional government for the region and reject Indonesia's rule, in a significant escalation of a decades-long battle over independence.

Scientists race to find ancient bananas that can save one of the world's favourite fruits

In the rainforests of Papua New Guinea, 15-metre-tall ancestors of modern-day, cultivated bananas contain the precious genetics that could save the popular fruit from climate change, pests and disease.
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Scientists race to find ancient bananas that can save one of the world's favourite fruits

In the rainforests of Papua New Guinea, 15-metre-tall ancestors of modern-day, cultivated bananas contain the precious genetics that could save the popular fruit from climate change, pests and disease.

Scientists race to find wild, ancient bananas that can save one of the the world's favourite fruits

In the rainforests of Papua New Guinea, 15-metre-tall ancestors of modern-day, cultivated bananas contain the precious genetics that could save the popular fruit from climate change, pests and disease.
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Scientists race to find wild, ancient bananas that can save one of the the world's favourite fruits

In the rainforests of Papua New Guinea, 15-metre-tall ancestors of modern-day, cultivated bananas contain the precious genetics that could save the popular fruit from climate change, pests and disease.

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