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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.
Papua New Guinea

'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.
Papua New Guinea

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.

Would you pay $430 to live in this two-bedroom unit in Port Moresby?

A rental listing explicitly asking for «expatriate clients only» in Papua New Guinea's capital sparks accusations of discrimination, as new research shows landlords are charging up to twice the amount of a typical monthly household income.
Papua New Guinea

Would you pay $430 to live in this two-bedroom unit in Port Moresby?

A rental listing explicitly asking for «expatriate clients only» in Papua New Guinea's capital sparks accusations of discrimination, as new research shows landlords are charging up to twice the amount of a typical monthly household income.

'Significant change to the relationship': PNG seeks $11.8b debt refinance from China

In a move experts say could give Beijing even greater influence over Australia's nearest neighbour, Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister James Marape reaches out to China to help refinance its $11.8 billion national debt.
Papua New Guinea

'Significant change to the relationship': PNG seeks $11.8b debt refinance from China

In a move experts say could give Beijing even greater influence over Australia's nearest neighbour, Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister James Marape reaches out to China to help refinance its $11.8 billion national debt.

Child's body, bag, found in search for five people missing in Torres Strait

The 7-metre boat left Badu Island on Wednesday afternoon bound for Dauan island, just south of Papua New Guinea, with two men, two women and a nine-year-old boy on board, but it never arrived.
Papua New Guinea

Child's body, bag, found in search for five people missing in Torres Strait

The 7-metre boat left Badu Island on Wednesday afternoon bound for Dauan island, just south of Papua New Guinea, with two men, two women and a nine-year-old boy on board, but it never arrived.

'If the child is hurt, he learns': Pacific kids face extreme, unrelenting discipline

Millions of children across the Pacific are facing violent discipline from their parents. In some cases the punishments are so extreme that kids are denied food and water and are left fearing for their lives.
Papua New Guinea

'If the child is hurt, he learns': Pacific kids face extreme, unrelenting discipline

Millions of children across the Pacific are facing violent discipline from their parents. In some cases the punishments are so extreme that kids are denied food and water and are left fearing for their lives.

No closer to Australia but close to its people: The online network offering a lifeline to Manus detainees

This online community is reaching out to asylum seekers, providing friendship and support.
Papua New Guinea

No closer to Australia but close to its people: The online network offering a lifeline to Manus detainees

This online community is reaching out to asylum seekers, providing friendship and support.

Jill Horton connects with asylum seekers to check in on their mental health and wellbeing

«We’ve been able to connect with doctors and lawyers and politicians and journalists.» Said refugee advocate Jill Horton.
Papua New Guinea

Jill Horton connects with asylum seekers to check in on their mental health and wellbeing

«We’ve been able to connect with doctors and lawyers and politicians and journalists.» Said refugee advocate Jill Horton.

Greens senator Nick McKim says he did 'nothing wrong' after deportation from PNG

Greens senator Nick McKim lands back in Australia after being deported from Papua New Guinea, with immigration authorities claiming he «demanded entry» to an asylum seeker camp on Manus Island.
Papua New Guinea

Greens senator Nick McKim says he did 'nothing wrong' after deportation from PNG

Greens senator Nick McKim lands back in Australia after being deported from Papua New Guinea, with immigration authorities claiming he «demanded entry» to an asylum seeker camp on Manus Island.

Pilots ignored alerts in fatal Air Niugini flight 73 crash, report finds

Air safety investigators find two Air Niugini pilots ignored as many as 13 alerts before their plane crashed into a lagoon in the Federated States of Micronesia.
Papua New Guinea

Pilots ignored alerts in fatal Air Niugini flight 73 crash, report finds

Air safety investigators find two Air Niugini pilots ignored as many as 13 alerts before their plane crashed into a lagoon in the Federated States of Micronesia.

Greens senator facing deportation after trying to visit asylum seeker camp

PNG authorities briefly confiscate Nick McKim's passport and threaten him with deportation after he attempts to visit an asylum seeker camp on Manus Island.
Papua New Guinea

Greens senator facing deportation after trying to visit asylum seeker camp

PNG authorities briefly confiscate Nick McKim's passport and threaten him with deportation after he attempts to visit an asylum seeker camp on Manus Island.

Refugees to receive Aboriginal 'passports' as activists sail for Manus Island

Letters of solidarity and more than 400 Aboriginal 'passports' will be delivered to Manus Island refugees as a group of boats set sail for Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea

Refugees to receive Aboriginal 'passports' as activists sail for Manus Island

Letters of solidarity and more than 400 Aboriginal 'passports' will be delivered to Manus Island refugees as a group of boats set sail for Papua New Guinea.

'These situations are real': PNG buries victims of barbaric tribal massacre

Papua New Guinea's police minister says communities have taken matters into their own hands in the «absence of law and order policing», after a brutal massacre targeting mostly women and children in the country's Highlands.
Papua New Guinea

'These situations are real': PNG buries victims of barbaric tribal massacre

Papua New Guinea's police minister says communities have taken matters into their own hands in the «absence of law and order policing», after a brutal massacre targeting mostly women and children in the country's Highlands.

PNG buries victims of tribal massacre as officials fear 'viciousness is getting worse'

Papua New Guinea's police minister says communities have taken matters into their own hands in the «absence of law and order policing», after a brutal massacre targeting mostly women and children in the country's Highlands.
Papua New Guinea

PNG buries victims of tribal massacre as officials fear 'viciousness is getting worse'

Papua New Guinea's police minister says communities have taken matters into their own hands in the «absence of law and order policing», after a brutal massacre targeting mostly women and children in the country's Highlands.

'People are living in fear': PNG massacre highlights poor policing, gun influx

After the killings of at least 16 women and children in PNG's Hela Province, observers say modern guns are escalating tragedies while the police force is lacking.
Papua New Guinea

'People are living in fear': PNG massacre highlights poor policing, gun influx

After the killings of at least 16 women and children in PNG's Hela Province, observers say modern guns are escalating tragedies while the police force is lacking.

'One of the saddest days of my life': Women and children massacred in PNG

Prime Minister James Marape warns those responsible that «I am coming for you» after at least 16 people, including pregnant women, are killed in a tribal massacre in the Highlands region.
Papua New Guinea

'One of the saddest days of my life': Women and children massacred in PNG

Prime Minister James Marape warns those responsible that «I am coming for you» after at least 16 people, including pregnant women, are killed in a tribal massacre in the Highlands region.

Second PNG volcano eruption in two days stretches scarce humanitarian resources

A second volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea just days after the eruption of Mount Ulawun sent thousands fleeing, sparking fears that scarce humanitarian resources will be stretched even thinner.
Papua New Guinea

Second PNG volcano eruption in two days stretches scarce humanitarian resources

A second volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea just days after the eruption of Mount Ulawun sent thousands fleeing, sparking fears that scarce humanitarian resources will be stretched even thinner.

Thousands flee as PNG volcano erupts and cuts highway

More than 5,000 people have fled their homes after a volcano erupted in a remote part of Papua New Guinea's West New Britain, cutting a highway in three locations, local media report.
Papua New Guinea

Thousands flee as PNG volcano erupts and cuts highway

More than 5,000 people have fled their homes after a volcano erupted in a remote part of Papua New Guinea's West New Britain, cutting a highway in three locations, local media report.

Australia and PNG agree to extend contracts for Manus Island asylum seeker services

The Australian and Papua New Guinea governments agree to a limited extension of the contracts to provide services to asylum seekers, before the PNG Government takes over.
Papua New Guinea

Australia and PNG agree to extend contracts for Manus Island asylum seeker services

The Australian and Papua New Guinea governments agree to a limited extension of the contracts to provide services to asylum seekers, before the PNG Government takes over.

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