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‘People may die’: Stark warning from Papua New Guinea amid HIV drug shortage

One of Papua New Guinea's 44,000 people estimated to be living with HIV has warned people will die if critical anti-retroviral drugs used to treat the virus don't make their way to clinics soon.
Papua New Guinea

‘People may die’: Stark warning from Papua New Guinea amid HIV drug shortage

One of Papua New Guinea's 44,000 people estimated to be living with HIV has warned people will die if critical anti-retroviral drugs used to treat the virus don't make their way to clinics soon.

Rapid urbanisation a 'time bomb' and blamed for Madang's recent violence

A recent outbreak of deadly violence in PNG's coastal town of Madang is being described as much more than just a policing issue or law and order problem.
Papua New Guinea

Rapid urbanisation a 'time bomb' and blamed for Madang's recent violence

A recent outbreak of deadly violence in PNG's coastal town of Madang is being described as much more than just a policing issue or law and order problem.

PNG's business community welcome new trade agreement with China

Papua New Guinea has joined Fiji on China's list of Free Trade Agreements under Consideration, after discussions between the two countries' Foreign Ministers.
Papua New Guinea

PNG's business community welcome new trade agreement with China

Papua New Guinea has joined Fiji on China's list of Free Trade Agreements under Consideration, after discussions between the two countries' Foreign Ministers.

Papua New Guinea reportedly set to join China's FTA

Papua New Guinea is believed to be on course to sign up to a Free Trade Agreement with China after the countries' foreign ministers met this week in Beijing.
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Papua New Guinea reportedly set to join China's FTA

Papua New Guinea is believed to be on course to sign up to a Free Trade Agreement with China after the countries' foreign ministers met this week in Beijing.

PNG grandmother detained by Border Force after medical emergency

A grandmother from Papua New Guinea is asking why she is being held in a Brisbane detention centre after suffering acute appendicitis.
Papua New Guinea

PNG grandmother detained by Border Force after medical emergency

A grandmother from Papua New Guinea is asking why she is being held in a Brisbane detention centre after suffering acute appendicitis.

'They need to pay up': Leaders in PNG's quake-affected Hela province call for more government funding

Leaders in Papua New Guinea's Hela province say they're going into debt while they wait for national government disaster funding they've been promised, forcing critical service providers such as helicopters to withdraw until they've been paid.
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'They need to pay up': Leaders in PNG's quake-affected Hela province call for more government funding

Leaders in Papua New Guinea's Hela province say they're going into debt while they wait for national government disaster funding they've been promised, forcing critical service providers such as helicopters to withdraw until they've been paid.

Lake Murray's hard-fighting black Papuan bass a lure for eco-tourists to PNG from around the world

The study details that PNG gets more than half its tourists from Australia and the Kokoda Track is the most popular product with 25 per cent of travellers visiting it.
Papua New Guinea

Lake Murray's hard-fighting black Papuan bass a lure for eco-tourists to PNG from around the world

The study details that PNG gets more than half its tourists from Australia and the Kokoda Track is the most popular product with 25 per cent of travellers visiting it.

Latest figures show PNG tourist potential relies on developing adventure, cultural and historical experiences

New research shows that Papua New Guinea could bring in more than $115 million (K300m) in extra revenue every year if it developed niche tourist markets.
Papua New Guinea

Latest figures show PNG tourist potential relies on developing adventure, cultural and historical experiences

New research shows that Papua New Guinea could bring in more than $115 million (K300m) in extra revenue every year if it developed niche tourist markets.

Indonesian fugitive's PNG citizenship ruled 'unlawful'

Despite a conviction for corruption, businessman Djoko Tjandra was granted PNG citizenship and given a passport. Now PNG's government watchdog says that should be revoked.
Papua New Guinea

Indonesian fugitive's PNG citizenship ruled 'unlawful'

Despite a conviction for corruption, businessman Djoko Tjandra was granted PNG citizenship and given a passport. Now PNG's government watchdog says that should be revoked.

Fallen soldier's father calls Walking Wounded founder's actions 'despicable'

Having supported Walking Wounded after the death of his son in Afghanistan, Hugh Poate says the founder of the charity was taking advantage of the misfortunes of families who had lost loved ones.
Papua New Guinea

Fallen soldier's father calls Walking Wounded founder's actions 'despicable'

Having supported Walking Wounded after the death of his son in Afghanistan, Hugh Poate says the founder of the charity was taking advantage of the misfortunes of families who had lost loved ones.

Former PNG Deputy PM deflects blame over 2012 constitutional crisis

Papua New Guinea's Former Opposition Leader Belden Namah says he's been unfairly singled out and punished for his role in the constitutional crisis that gripped the country in 2011 and 2012.
Papua New Guinea

Former PNG Deputy PM deflects blame over 2012 constitutional crisis

Papua New Guinea's Former Opposition Leader Belden Namah says he's been unfairly singled out and punished for his role in the constitutional crisis that gripped the country in 2011 and 2012.

PNG police under criticism after journalist shot in the leg

A television journalist is recovering after being shot by police in the Western Highlands city of Mt Hagen while she was covering a story.
Papua New Guinea

PNG police under criticism after journalist shot in the leg

A television journalist is recovering after being shot by police in the Western Highlands city of Mt Hagen while she was covering a story.

Glistening $35m building a monument to China's rising influence on our doorstep

The leaders of strategically important but small countries like Papua New Guinea are using the competition between China and traditional partners like Australia to attract aid and investment.
Papua New Guinea

Glistening $35m building a monument to China's rising influence on our doorstep

The leaders of strategically important but small countries like Papua New Guinea are using the competition between China and traditional partners like Australia to attract aid and investment.

PNG government to sue BHP Billiton over alleged environmental damage

Papua New Guinea's government says it will sue Australian mining giant BHP Billiton for alleged environmental damage in the Western Province when the company was operating the country's largest copper mine in the 1990s.
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PNG government to sue BHP Billiton over alleged environmental damage

Papua New Guinea's government says it will sue Australian mining giant BHP Billiton for alleged environmental damage in the Western Province when the company was operating the country's largest copper mine in the 1990s.

Powerful quake rocks already shaken PNG

Authorities in Papua New Guinea fear a new, powerful earthquake that struck the country's highlands over the weekend could have caused more damage and taken more lives.
Papua New Guinea

Powerful quake rocks already shaken PNG

Authorities in Papua New Guinea fear a new, powerful earthquake that struck the country's highlands over the weekend could have caused more damage and taken more lives.

Rescuers scramble to reach PNG villages feared hit by latest earthquake

Emergency response teams are being sent by helicopter to a remote part of Papua New Guinea, where it is feared a weekend earthquake could have caused more damage, and taken more lives.
Papua New Guinea

Rescuers scramble to reach PNG villages feared hit by latest earthquake

Emergency response teams are being sent by helicopter to a remote part of Papua New Guinea, where it is feared a weekend earthquake could have caused more damage, and taken more lives.

PNG is looking toward Australia and China to aid in development

Papua New Guinea's Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato says his country is looking to draw on Australia's expertise to better respond to future natural disasters after the massive earthquake that devastated PNG's highlands in February.
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PNG is looking toward Australia and China to aid in development

Papua New Guinea's Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato says his country is looking to draw on Australia's expertise to better respond to future natural disasters after the massive earthquake that devastated PNG's highlands in February.

Manus refugees forced to phone Australia for medical advice after stabbing

Refugees on Manus Island say cutbacks to Australian-funded medical services meant they were forced to call a doctor in Australia when one of them was repeatedly stabbed with a screwdriver during an armed robbery.
Papua New Guinea

Manus refugees forced to phone Australia for medical advice after stabbing

Refugees on Manus Island say cutbacks to Australian-funded medical services meant they were forced to call a doctor in Australia when one of them was repeatedly stabbed with a screwdriver during an armed robbery.

'China has decided to provide support': PNG's Foreign Minister discusses Australia in the Pacific

Papua New Guinea's Foreign Minister says his country is looking to draw on Australia's expertise to better respond to future natural disasters, while adding that his country will welcome all development partners, including China.
Papua New Guinea

'China has decided to provide support': PNG's Foreign Minister discusses Australia in the Pacific

Papua New Guinea's Foreign Minister says his country is looking to draw on Australia's expertise to better respond to future natural disasters, while adding that his country will welcome all development partners, including China.

Magnitude-6.3 earthquake shakes PNG highlands

Buildings are damaged and a number of people are injured after another powerful earthquake hits the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea, provincial authorities say.
Papua New Guinea

Magnitude-6.3 earthquake shakes PNG highlands

Buildings are damaged and a number of people are injured after another powerful earthquake hits the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea, provincial authorities say.

Detention island to be a holiday destination as Australian Government helps fund Manus tourism study

The Australian Government is helping develop a tourism industry on the Papua New Guinean island where it detained asylum seekers, funding a study to review and assist the sector on Manus.
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Detention island to be a holiday destination as Australian Government helps fund Manus tourism study

The Australian Government is helping develop a tourism industry on the Papua New Guinean island where it detained asylum seekers, funding a study to review and assist the sector on Manus.

PNG veteran weightlifter Dika Toua thrilled with silver at #Commonwealth2018

At the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Papua New Guinea have doubled their medal tally but once again they've had to settle for weightlifting silver.
Papua New Guinea

PNG veteran weightlifter Dika Toua thrilled with silver at #Commonwealth2018

At the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Papua New Guinea have doubled their medal tally but once again they've had to settle for weightlifting silver.

From detention to holiday destination: The plan to turn Manus Island into a tourism hub

The Australian Government is helping develop a tourism industry on the Papua New Guinean island it detained asylum seekers on.
Papua New Guinea

From detention to holiday destination: The plan to turn Manus Island into a tourism hub

The Australian Government is helping develop a tourism industry on the Papua New Guinean island it detained asylum seekers on.

Pacific athletes unite at Commonwealth Games to promote the power of sport

Commonwealth Games athletes from across the Pacific use the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace to encourage better health and awareness in their home countries.
Papua New Guinea

Pacific athletes unite at Commonwealth Games to promote the power of sport

Commonwealth Games athletes from across the Pacific use the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace to encourage better health and awareness in their home countries.

Calls for whistleblower protections in PNG grow louder as ICAC faces fresh delays

One of PNG's few whistleblowers has accused the country's politicians of intentionally delaying the introduction of an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).
Papua New Guinea

Calls for whistleblower protections in PNG grow louder as ICAC faces fresh delays

One of PNG's few whistleblowers has accused the country's politicians of intentionally delaying the introduction of an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

PNG emergency head describes Hela tribal fighting as «out of control»

The Papua New Guinea government has sent in the military to Hela Province to counter tribal fighting that it says is threatening the safety of communities, who are trying to recover from February's deadly Highlands earthquake.
Papua New Guinea

PNG emergency head describes Hela tribal fighting as «out of control»

The Papua New Guinea government has sent in the military to Hela Province to counter tribal fighting that it says is threatening the safety of communities, who are trying to recover from February's deadly Highlands earthquake.

Pacific weightlifters on the gold trail at the Commonwealth Games

Weightlifters from the Pacific Islands are set to make their mark on the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, aiming for up to seven gold medals.
Papua New Guinea

Pacific weightlifters on the gold trail at the Commonwealth Games

Weightlifters from the Pacific Islands are set to make their mark on the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, aiming for up to seven gold medals.

Gang-raped, homeless, hungry: PNG women facing 'double trauma' from quake and tribal fighting

The victims of a devastating earthquake in the Papua New Guinea highlands say the disaster has compounded the impacts of deadly tribal fighting that had already displaced thousands of people.
Papua New Guinea

Gang-raped, homeless, hungry: PNG women facing 'double trauma' from quake and tribal fighting

The victims of a devastating earthquake in the Papua New Guinea highlands say the disaster has compounded the impacts of deadly tribal fighting that had already displaced thousands of people.

PNG earthquake: Women and children facing 'double trauma' from quake and tribal fighting

The victims of a devastating earthquake in the Papua New Guinea highlands say the disaster has compounded the impacts of deadly tribal fighting that had already displaced thousands of people.
Papua New Guinea

PNG earthquake: Women and children facing 'double trauma' from quake and tribal fighting

The victims of a devastating earthquake in the Papua New Guinea highlands say the disaster has compounded the impacts of deadly tribal fighting that had already displaced thousands of people.

Australia sends medical team to PNG's quake affected highlands

Australia has sent a team of medical doctors and nurses to PNG's highlands to help local authorities deal with the ongoing health needs since the region's deadly earthquake late last month.
Papua New Guinea

Australia sends medical team to PNG's quake affected highlands

Australia has sent a team of medical doctors and nurses to PNG's highlands to help local authorities deal with the ongoing health needs since the region's deadly earthquake late last month.

Australia lobbied to ramp up financial assistance for tuberculosis R&D

Pressure is mounting on countries like Australia to ramp up their financial assistance to the global fight on tuberculosis, with concern it's a health crisis that's long been underinvested and neglected.
Papua New Guinea

Australia lobbied to ramp up financial assistance for tuberculosis R&D

Pressure is mounting on countries like Australia to ramp up their financial assistance to the global fight on tuberculosis, with concern it's a health crisis that's long been underinvested and neglected.

PNG Government vows to find shelter for Port Moresby's homeless children

Papua New Guinea's Government and charities say rural to urban migration is causing an increase in the number of homeless children, some of whom sleep in the city's public toilet blocks.
Papua New Guinea

PNG Government vows to find shelter for Port Moresby's homeless children

Papua New Guinea's Government and charities say rural to urban migration is causing an increase in the number of homeless children, some of whom sleep in the city's public toilet blocks.

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