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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.

PNG national cricketer Chad Soper an unlikely find as the Barramundis rise

An Australia-based PNG cricketer is confident the Pacific nation can become a powerhouse of tier two world cricket after its success in Hong Kong last month.
Papua New Guinea

PNG national cricketer Chad Soper an unlikely find as the Barramundis rise

An Australia-based PNG cricketer is confident the Pacific nation can become a powerhouse of tier two world cricket after its success in Hong Kong last month.

Chad Soper grew up on diet of footy in the winter and cricket in the summer

Born in Port Moresby to a Papua New Guinean mother and a New Zealand father, Chad Soper grew up on the New South Wales Central Coast.
Papua New Guinea

Chad Soper grew up on diet of footy in the winter and cricket in the summer

Born in Port Moresby to a Papua New Guinean mother and a New Zealand father, Chad Soper grew up on the New South Wales Central Coast.

How songs from tiny villages in the Pacific are now floating in outer space

Just outside of our solar system onboard the Voyager space probes sits the Golden Record, a 'message in a bottle' filled with songs and sounds from life on earth.
Papua New Guinea

How songs from tiny villages in the Pacific are now floating in outer space

Just outside of our solar system onboard the Voyager space probes sits the Golden Record, a 'message in a bottle' filled with songs and sounds from life on earth.

'I didn't know I had parents until I was seven': Polio's forgotten survivors

For the first seven years of her life, Robynne Clifton was confined to a hospital ward for treatment, hundreds of kilometres away from her family.
Papua New Guinea

'I didn't know I had parents until I was seven': Polio's forgotten survivors

For the first seven years of her life, Robynne Clifton was confined to a hospital ward for treatment, hundreds of kilometres away from her family.

Health versus character: The decision that will dictate asylum seekers coming to Australia

Can the Government reasonably argue, as Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has, that the amended bill around medical evacuations from Manus Island and Nauru would «trash» offshore processing? Political editor Andrew Probyn takes a look.
Papua New Guinea

Health versus character: The decision that will dictate asylum seekers coming to Australia

Can the Government reasonably argue, as Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has, that the amended bill around medical evacuations from Manus Island and Nauru would «trash» offshore processing? Political editor Andrew Probyn takes a look.

The secret committee determining medical transfers from Nauru and Manus Island

A secret Australian government body tasked with making decisions on medical transfers from Nauru discussed eradicating a longstanding requirement that medical care in offshore facilities must meet «Australian standards», according to internal docu
Papua New Guinea

The secret committee determining medical transfers from Nauru and Manus Island

A secret Australian government body tasked with making decisions on medical transfers from Nauru discussed eradicating a longstanding requirement that medical care in offshore facilities must meet «Australian standards», according to internal documents.

Court rules PNG whistleblower eligible to apply for asylum in Australia over 'payback' fears

Neville Devete is seeking a protection visa after the then-solicitor-general raised corruption allegations that led to what has been described in a court by police as PNG's biggest alleged fraud case.
Papua New Guinea

Court rules PNG whistleblower eligible to apply for asylum in Australia over 'payback' fears

Neville Devete is seeking a protection visa after the then-solicitor-general raised corruption allegations that led to what has been described in a court by police as PNG's biggest alleged fraud case.

'Justice must take place': Cries for change after PNG woman is murdered by her boyfriend

A Port Moresby woman named Grace Gavera becomes the face of the endemic problem of domestic violence in Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea

'Justice must take place': Cries for change after PNG woman is murdered by her boyfriend

A Port Moresby woman named Grace Gavera becomes the face of the endemic problem of domestic violence in Papua New Guinea.

Meet the neighbours in Australia's juggernaut exhibition of contemporary art from the Asia-Pacific

The 9th edition of the popular Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art is an opportunity to better understand the region we live in.
Papua New Guinea

Meet the neighbours in Australia's juggernaut exhibition of contemporary art from the Asia-Pacific

The 9th edition of the popular Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art is an opportunity to better understand the region we live in.

What's in the secret documents signed by China and Vanuatu at APEC?

Chinese officials announced they had signed «new agreements» with several Pacific Island nations at the APEC summit, but they refused to answer even basic questions about what was in them. Now the details of those deals are starting to seep out.
Papua New Guinea

What's in the secret documents signed by China and Vanuatu at APEC?

Chinese officials announced they had signed «new agreements» with several Pacific Island nations at the APEC summit, but they refused to answer even basic questions about what was in them. Now the details of those deals are starting to seep out.

'They're doing it with impunity': Reinstated PNG journalist warns of political interference

A senior Papua New Guinean journalist who was suspended after airing a story critical of government spending is reinstated by broadcaster EMTV.
Papua New Guinea

'They're doing it with impunity': Reinstated PNG journalist warns of political interference

A senior Papua New Guinean journalist who was suspended after airing a story critical of government spending is reinstated by broadcaster EMTV.

Suspension of PNG journalist overturned after public pressure

Papua New Guinea public broadcaster EMTV succumbs to public pressure and announces the reinstatement of suspended journalist Scott Waide.
Papua New Guinea

Suspension of PNG journalist overturned after public pressure

Papua New Guinea public broadcaster EMTV succumbs to public pressure and announces the reinstatement of suspended journalist Scott Waide.

China should have been APEC's star, but Pacific leaders are 'wisening up'

Chinese President Xi Jinping's face was pasted on billboards ahead of last weekend's APEC summit in Papua New Guinea. So how did he end up getting upstaged?
Papua New Guinea

China should have been APEC's star, but Pacific leaders are 'wisening up'

Chinese President Xi Jinping's face was pasted on billboards ahead of last weekend's APEC summit in Papua New Guinea. So how did he end up getting upstaged?

China should have been the star of APEC, but Pacific leaders are 'wisening up'

Chinese President Xi Jinping's face was pasted on billboards ahead of last weekend's APEC summit in Papua New Guinea. So how did he end up getting upstaged?
Papua New Guinea

China should have been the star of APEC, but Pacific leaders are 'wisening up'

Chinese President Xi Jinping's face was pasted on billboards ahead of last weekend's APEC summit in Papua New Guinea. So how did he end up getting upstaged?

PNG police and armed forces storm Parliament, leaving trail of destruction

Hundreds of members of Papua New Guinea's police and security forces storm parliament over what the ABC understands to be anger about not receiving allowances owed to them from working at APEC.
Papua New Guinea

PNG police and armed forces storm Parliament, leaving trail of destruction

Hundreds of members of Papua New Guinea's police and security forces storm parliament over what the ABC understands to be anger about not receiving allowances owed to them from working at APEC.

'Nobody has spoken to us': Manus Governor slams Australia over naval base plans

Manus Governor Charlie Benjamin hits out at Australia over plans to redevelop a joint naval base on the Pacific island, saying he's never been consulted on the plan that the United States is also backing.
Papua New Guinea

'Nobody has spoken to us': Manus Governor slams Australia over naval base plans

Manus Governor Charlie Benjamin hits out at Australia over plans to redevelop a joint naval base on the Pacific island, saying he's never been consulted on the plan that the United States is also backing.

Police storm PNG Parliament over lack of APEC payments, ABC understands

Members of PNG's police and armed forces — understood to be angry about not receiving allowances owed to them from working at APEC — block streets around Parliament and appear to have barricaded the building.
Papua New Guinea

Police storm PNG Parliament over lack of APEC payments, ABC understands

Members of PNG's police and armed forces — understood to be angry about not receiving allowances owed to them from working at APEC — block streets around Parliament and appear to have barricaded the building.

Asia is now a play thing for the great powers

While a new Cold War is not yet here, the lack of cooperation at the APEC summit is another worrying step towards a serious rift in global relations, writes Nick Bisley.
Papua New Guinea

Asia is now a play thing for the great powers

While a new Cold War is not yet here, the lack of cooperation at the APEC summit is another worrying step towards a serious rift in global relations, writes Nick Bisley.

Morrison responds to reports of «diplomatic blow-up» at APEC summit

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australia was providing strong support to help bring agreement on communique at the APEC summit.
Papua New Guinea

Morrison responds to reports of «diplomatic blow-up» at APEC summit

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australia was providing strong support to help bring agreement on communique at the APEC summit.

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