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Detained asylum seekers more than 200 times more likely to self-harm than Australians: research

University of Melbourne researchers have found rates of self-harm among asylum seekers as high as 260 per 1,000 people on Nauru, but say unreported rates are unknown and they expect the real figures to be much higher.
Papua New Guinea

Detained asylum seekers more than 200 times more likely to self-harm than Australians: research

University of Melbourne researchers have found rates of self-harm among asylum seekers as high as 260 per 1,000 people on Nauru, but say unreported rates are unknown and they expect the real figures to be much higher.

Sleeping out for 69 nights and counting to end 'Indefinite Detention'

They've battled gale-force winds, cold winter nights, and drunks serenading them with Billy Joel classics at three in the morning. But two young medicos are determined to keep sleeping out in their scrubs to draw attention to the detention of asylum seekers.
Papua New Guinea

Sleeping out for 69 nights and counting to end 'Indefinite Detention'

They've battled gale-force winds, cold winter nights, and drunks serenading them with Billy Joel classics at three in the morning. But two young medicos are determined to keep sleeping out in their scrubs to draw attention to the detention of asylum seekers.

Bougainville's 20-year journey to likely independence could lead to 'crisis' in Pacific

Another «regional crisis» looms in the Pacific if the people of Bougainville vote for independence but are unable to reach an agreement with the PNG Government to ratify it, a Lowy Institute research paper warns.
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Bougainville's 20-year journey to likely independence could lead to 'crisis' in Pacific

Another «regional crisis» looms in the Pacific if the people of Bougainville vote for independence but are unable to reach an agreement with the PNG Government to ratify it, a Lowy Institute research paper warns.

Man dies after eating fish caught near PNG nickel mine spill

A man dies in Papua New Guinea after eating a fish caught near the site of a massive nickel refinery spill, however the mine's Chinese operator denies the accident caused his death.
Papua New Guinea

Man dies after eating fish caught near PNG nickel mine spill

A man dies in Papua New Guinea after eating a fish caught near the site of a massive nickel refinery spill, however the mine's Chinese operator denies the accident caused his death.

In a strange new land, Aziz faces a heavy choice: should he return to Manus Island?

One day, Aziz is in a detention centre. The next he's in Geneva, where his face is on billboards and he's celebrated as a champion of human rights. But he's burdened with a heavy choice, and crushing guilt about the people he left behind.
Papua New Guinea

In a strange new land, Aziz faces a heavy choice: should he return to Manus Island?

One day, Aziz is in a detention centre. The next he's in Geneva, where his face is on billboards and he's celebrated as a champion of human rights. But he's burdened with a heavy choice, and crushing guilt about the people he left behind.

'It's offensive': Performance at Exxon Mobil celebration in PNG labelled 'blackface'

A performance at the Port Moresby headquarters of oil giant Exxon Mobil sparks controversy in Papua New Guinea, with some locals saying the show disrespected their culture.
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'It's offensive': Performance at Exxon Mobil celebration in PNG labelled 'blackface'

A performance at the Port Moresby headquarters of oil giant Exxon Mobil sparks controversy in Papua New Guinea, with some locals saying the show disrespected their culture.

Manus Island refugee processing is coming to an end — but what happens now?

After six years, Australia's asylum seeker processing on Manus Island is coming to an end. Why are they moving? Where are they going? And what legacy is being left behind?
Papua New Guinea

Manus Island refugee processing is coming to an end — but what happens now?

After six years, Australia's asylum seeker processing on Manus Island is coming to an end. Why are they moving? Where are they going? And what legacy is being left behind?

Hungry Pacific nations hockey teams get taste of Rockhampton generosity

A central Queensland community has donated thousands of dollars worth of food to visiting hockey teams from developing countries who could not afford to eat during their tournament.
Papua New Guinea

Hungry Pacific nations hockey teams get taste of Rockhampton generosity

A central Queensland community has donated thousands of dollars worth of food to visiting hockey teams from developing countries who could not afford to eat during their tournament.

Only one Pacific Island language is taught in Australia — soon China will teach seven

China is pushing for more university students to learn Pacific Island languages — an area where Australia and New Zealand are falling behind.
Papua New Guinea

Only one Pacific Island language is taught in Australia — soon China will teach seven

China is pushing for more university students to learn Pacific Island languages — an area where Australia and New Zealand are falling behind.

'No books, no desks, no chairs': World's poorest children access digital books via award-winning app

A Brisbane construction manager helps more than 100,000 children in developing countries get free books — in their own languages — through an app she created, winning her a prestigious technology award in the process.
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'No books, no desks, no chairs': World's poorest children access digital books via award-winning app

A Brisbane construction manager helps more than 100,000 children in developing countries get free books — in their own languages — through an app she created, winning her a prestigious technology award in the process.

Chinese-owned mine in PNG spills 200,000 litres of 'very toxic' slurry into the sea

The Chinese operators of a nickel mine in Papua New Guinea apologise after spilling materials into the sea that turned the bay bright red and staining the shore.
Papua New Guinea

Chinese-owned mine in PNG spills 200,000 litres of 'very toxic' slurry into the sea

The Chinese operators of a nickel mine in Papua New Guinea apologise after spilling materials into the sea that turned the bay bright red and staining the shore.

Australia refuses to redirect aid money to PNG's budget

High-level meetings in Port Moresby end with Australia knocking back a request from Papua New Guinea to redirect aid funds towards the Pacific nation's budget, however, a large loan could be a possibility.
Papua New Guinea

Australia refuses to redirect aid money to PNG's budget

High-level meetings in Port Moresby end with Australia knocking back a request from Papua New Guinea to redirect aid funds towards the Pacific nation's budget, however, a large loan could be a possibility.

The one-word answer that makes Australia sit up and listen

Australia would once have refused to loan money to PNG but what was once unthinkable is now very much a possibility. One important thing has changed, writes Shane McLeod.
Papua New Guinea

The one-word answer that makes Australia sit up and listen

Australia would once have refused to loan money to PNG but what was once unthinkable is now very much a possibility. One important thing has changed, writes Shane McLeod.

'They were confused': Man at centre of bungled deportation speaks about his anguish

The man at the centre of Wednesday's bungled deportation operation has spoken of being rejected by two countries in one day, describing farcical scenes on the runway in Port Moresby.
Papua New Guinea

'They were confused': Man at centre of bungled deportation speaks about his anguish

The man at the centre of Wednesday's bungled deportation operation has spoken of being rejected by two countries in one day, describing farcical scenes on the runway in Port Moresby.

'My whole family's getting punished': Man tells of deportation farce

The man at the centre of Wednesday's bungled deportation operation has spoken of being rejected by two countries in one day, describing farcical scenes on the runway in Port Moresby.
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'My whole family's getting punished': Man tells of deportation farce

The man at the centre of Wednesday's bungled deportation operation has spoken of being rejected by two countries in one day, describing farcical scenes on the runway in Port Moresby.

PNG rejects Australian Government's move to deport Gus Kuster

An attempt by Australian authorities to deport a convicted criminal to Papua New Guinea fails when authorities in that country refuse the man entry and send him back to Australia.
Papua New Guinea

PNG rejects Australian Government's move to deport Gus Kuster

An attempt by Australian authorities to deport a convicted criminal to Papua New Guinea fails when authorities in that country refuse the man entry and send him back to Australia.

'How can I be outcast?': Gus will be deported to PNG despite living in Australia since he was three

In and out of prison throughout his adult life, Gus Kuster is about to walk free. But not in Australia, the country he has called home since he was three years old.
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'How can I be outcast?': Gus will be deported to PNG despite living in Australia since he was three

In and out of prison throughout his adult life, Gus Kuster is about to walk free. But not in Australia, the country he has called home since he was three years old.

Talks underway with PNG about budget support, Foreign Minister says

Foreign Minister Marise Payne confirms active conversations are underway about Australian funding going to the Government of Papua New Guinea to boost its 2019 budget.
Papua New Guinea

Talks underway with PNG about budget support, Foreign Minister says

Foreign Minister Marise Payne confirms active conversations are underway about Australian funding going to the Government of Papua New Guinea to boost its 2019 budget.

PNG asks for $1.5b, wants to move away from 'aid-donor' relationship with Australia

The Papua New Guinean Commerce Minister says the country is seeking direct budget support from Australia to help fund infrastructure and fight corruption.
Papua New Guinea

PNG asks for $1.5b, wants to move away from 'aid-donor' relationship with Australia

The Papua New Guinean Commerce Minister says the country is seeking direct budget support from Australia to help fund infrastructure and fight corruption.

Manus Island asylum seekers offered voluntary relocation to Port Moresby

Papua New Guinea's Government offers refugees living at the Manus Island detention centre the opportunity to voluntarily transfer to Port Moresby, in a move Behrouz Boochani has labelled a «political game».
Papua New Guinea

Manus Island asylum seekers offered voluntary relocation to Port Moresby

Papua New Guinea's Government offers refugees living at the Manus Island detention centre the opportunity to voluntarily transfer to Port Moresby, in a move Behrouz Boochani has labelled a «political game».

PNG asks Australia for $1.5b to help fund budget

The Papua New Guinean Commerce Minister says the country is seeking direct budget support from Australia to help fund infrastructure and fight corruption.
Papua New Guinea

PNG asks Australia for $1.5b to help fund budget

The Papua New Guinean Commerce Minister says the country is seeking direct budget support from Australia to help fund infrastructure and fight corruption.

Eleven dead, three missing after Christian pilgrims lose their way in PNG's remote Highlands

A Christian celebration in Papua New Guinea's Highlands turns to tragedy after a party of some 30 people lost their way 10 days ago with limited food or shelter.
Papua New Guinea

Eleven dead, three missing after Christian pilgrims lose their way in PNG's remote Highlands

A Christian celebration in Papua New Guinea's Highlands turns to tragedy after a party of some 30 people lost their way 10 days ago with limited food or shelter.

For Australian women they're a fact of life. For Pacific women, a single bra can be a game changer

Bras can be considered as a luxury item for Pacific women, who would rather prioritise feeding their children than getting the support they need. But an Australian NGO has tried to help those who need them most in the region.
Papua New Guinea

For Australian women they're a fact of life. For Pacific women, a single bra can be a game changer

Bras can be considered as a luxury item for Pacific women, who would rather prioritise feeding their children than getting the support they need. But an Australian NGO has tried to help those who need them most in the region.

Australian teenager Emai Owen was burned in a fire as a baby in PNG — but she insists she's lucky

When Emai Owen was five months old, she was burned so badly that her head was fused to her arm. But the Aussie teen now counts herself lucky.
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Australian teenager Emai Owen was burned in a fire as a baby in PNG — but she insists she's lucky

When Emai Owen was five months old, she was burned so badly that her head was fused to her arm. But the Aussie teen now counts herself lucky.

How Emai survived and thrived after being burnt as a child in PNG

As an infant, Emai was badly burnt after being placed in a fire during an ongoing land dispute, her mother says. Now the teenager is living life to the full in Australia.
Papua New Guinea

How Emai survived and thrived after being burnt as a child in PNG

As an infant, Emai was badly burnt after being placed in a fire during an ongoing land dispute, her mother says. Now the teenager is living life to the full in Australia.

'Operation Not Forgotten': The Syrian man fighting to get refugees off Manus and Nauru

Syrian refugee Hassan Al Kontar was stranded at a Malaysian airport for more than seven months. Now he wants to help Australia's refugees by bringing them to Canada.
Papua New Guinea

'Operation Not Forgotten': The Syrian man fighting to get refugees off Manus and Nauru

Syrian refugee Hassan Al Kontar was stranded at a Malaysian airport for more than seven months. Now he wants to help Australia's refugees by bringing them to Canada.

One Plus One: Tim Costello

As one of Australia’s most prominent social justice advocates, Tim Costello has fought against poverty and inequity for most of his life. He speaks with Jane Hutcheon about faith, family and what the future holds.
Papua New Guinea

One Plus One: Tim Costello

As one of Australia’s most prominent social justice advocates, Tim Costello has fought against poverty and inequity for most of his life. He speaks with Jane Hutcheon about faith, family and what the future holds.

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