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Why do women keep leaving the mining industry?

When Alex Atkins joined the WA School of Mines in 1986, she had no idea she would be part of the first wave of women legally allowed to work in underground mines.
Papua New Guinea

Why do women keep leaving the mining industry?

When Alex Atkins joined the WA School of Mines in 1986, she had no idea she would be part of the first wave of women legally allowed to work in underground mines.

PNG increases push against polio after outbreak

More than a million children will be vaccinated against polio in Papua New Guinea in the coming months as the government tries to avert a wider outbreak of the disease.
Papua New Guinea

PNG increases push against polio after outbreak

More than a million children will be vaccinated against polio in Papua New Guinea in the coming months as the government tries to avert a wider outbreak of the disease.

Which country gives the most aid to Pacific Island nations? The answer might surprise you

There are plenty of heated arguments and unanswered questions about aid in the Pacific, especially when it comes to China's role. Now the Lowy Institute has crunched the numbers.
Papua New Guinea

Which country gives the most aid to Pacific Island nations? The answer might surprise you

There are plenty of heated arguments and unanswered questions about aid in the Pacific, especially when it comes to China's role. Now the Lowy Institute has crunched the numbers.

'As soon as I watched it, I took action': PNG minister launches investigation into brutal video

Questions are raised about the PNG government's commitment to tackle cases of police brutality, after a video surfaced that allegedly shows two local police officers brutally beating, kicking and verbally abusing a young man.
Papua New Guinea

'As soon as I watched it, I took action': PNG minister launches investigation into brutal video

Questions are raised about the PNG government's commitment to tackle cases of police brutality, after a video surfaced that allegedly shows two local police officers brutally beating, kicking and verbally abusing a young man.

Lost at sea: the race against time to save the Carteret Islands from climate change

The Carteret Islands were the first place in the world to require population relocations due to climate change, with predictions they would be submerged by 2015. Photographer Darren James visited the string of coral atolls and discovered how they have coped w
Papua New Guinea

Lost at sea: the race against time to save the Carteret Islands from climate change

The Carteret Islands were the first place in the world to require population relocations due to climate change, with predictions they would be submerged by 2015. Photographer Darren James visited the string of coral atolls and discovered how they have coped with these challenges.

Darren James captures the Cataret Islands' race against time

Photographer Darren James has recently returned from the Cataret Islands, where residents are being relocated due to rising sea levels. He says many of the residents have a connection to the islands that makes it difficult for them to leave.
Papua New Guinea

Darren James captures the Cataret Islands' race against time

Photographer Darren James has recently returned from the Cataret Islands, where residents are being relocated due to rising sea levels. He says many of the residents have a connection to the islands that makes it difficult for them to leave.

Age no barrier for young pilot taking to skies of outback Australia

She may have just started her aviation career, but that has not stopped this young pilot from flying thousands of kilometres across the Top End and Gulf of Carpentaria
Papua New Guinea

Age no barrier for young pilot taking to skies of outback Australia

She may have just started her aviation career, but that has not stopped this young pilot from flying thousands of kilometres across the Top End and Gulf of Carpentaria

Eight sentenced to death, 88 get life over sorcery killings in PNG area known for 'cultic activity'

Sentences are handed down to a group of almost 100 men in Papua New Guinea for their involvement in the brutal killing of seven people, including two children, who they thought were conducting sorcery.
Papua New Guinea

Eight sentenced to death, 88 get life over sorcery killings in PNG area known for 'cultic activity'

Sentences are handed down to a group of almost 100 men in Papua New Guinea for their involvement in the brutal killing of seven people, including two children, who they thought were conducting sorcery.

Will a famed PNG singer's brush with cancer break the country's buai-chewing tradition?

George Telek has been chewing 'buai' — a highly addictive mixture of betel nut, slaked lime powder and mustard — for most of his life. But when doctors were forced to remove a cancerous mouth tumour earlier this year, he now says he's too «scared t
Papua New Guinea

Will a famed PNG singer's brush with cancer break the country's buai-chewing tradition?

George Telek has been chewing 'buai' — a highly addictive mixture of betel nut, slaked lime powder and mustard — for most of his life. But when doctors were forced to remove a cancerous mouth tumour earlier this year, he now says he's too «scared to chew».

'Without betel nut I feel dead': Will a famed PNG singer's brush with cancer break the country's buai-chewing tradition?

George Telek has been chewing 'buai' — a highly addictive mixture of betel nut, slaked lime powder and mustard — for most of his life. But when doctors were forced to remove a cancerous mouth tumour earlier this year, he now says he's too «scared t
Papua New Guinea

'Without betel nut I feel dead': Will a famed PNG singer's brush with cancer break the country's buai-chewing tradition?

George Telek has been chewing 'buai' — a highly addictive mixture of betel nut, slaked lime powder and mustard — for most of his life. But when doctors were forced to remove a cancerous mouth tumour earlier this year, he now says he's too «scared to chew».

China's floating hospital helping Pacific countries (as long as they don't recognise Taiwan)

China's floating hospital, known as the Peace Ark, is setting sail for Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga before moving on to South and Central America but will bypass countries that give diplomatic recognition to Taiwan.
Papua New Guinea

China's floating hospital helping Pacific countries (as long as they don't recognise Taiwan)

China's floating hospital, known as the Peace Ark, is setting sail for Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga before moving on to South and Central America but will bypass countries that give diplomatic recognition to Taiwan.

Villagers slaughter hundreds of crocodiles in West Papua

In an apparent act of retaliation, a mob of hundreds of villagers in West Papua slaughter almost 300 crocodiles at a breeding farm after a local man is killed by one of the animals.
Papua New Guinea

Villagers slaughter hundreds of crocodiles in West Papua

In an apparent act of retaliation, a mob of hundreds of villagers in West Papua slaughter almost 300 crocodiles at a breeding farm after a local man is killed by one of the animals.

Violence and Kindness: PNG correspondent Eric Tlozek reflects on a country of contradictions

During his three years in Port Moresby as the ABC's Papua New Guinea correspondent, Eric Tlozek covered student protests that threatened to bring down PNG's Prime Minister, contentious and violent national elections and the ongoing story about the detention o
Papua New Guinea

Violence and Kindness: PNG correspondent Eric Tlozek reflects on a country of contradictions

During his three years in Port Moresby as the ABC's Papua New Guinea correspondent, Eric Tlozek covered student protests that threatened to bring down PNG's Prime Minister, contentious and violent national elections and the ongoing story about the detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island.

Australia, Solomon Islands, PNG sign undersea cable deal amid criticism from China

The leaders of the Pacific nations mark the start of a project to lay an undersea internet cable between the three countries amid criticism from China that Australia is trying to contain Beijing's influence in the region.
Papua New Guinea

Australia, Solomon Islands, PNG sign undersea cable deal amid criticism from China

The leaders of the Pacific nations mark the start of a project to lay an undersea internet cable between the three countries amid criticism from China that Australia is trying to contain Beijing's influence in the region.

Fishermen and scientists raise concerns over herpes-based carp control plan

Scientists and commercial fishermen say Australia's rollout of a carp virus is being rushed through, risking relationships with international trading partners.
Papua New Guinea

Fishermen and scientists raise concerns over herpes-based carp control plan

Scientists and commercial fishermen say Australia's rollout of a carp virus is being rushed through, risking relationships with international trading partners.

Australian government has launched a new $16m malaria fund

Professor Brendan Crabb, director and chief executive officer of the Burnet Institute — who has been the driving force behind the inagural Malaria World Congress in Melbourne — applauds Australia's improved $16 million Malaria funding as a good step to he
Papua New Guinea

Australian government has launched a new $16m malaria fund

Professor Brendan Crabb, director and chief executive officer of the Burnet Institute — who has been the driving force behind the inagural Malaria World Congress in Melbourne — applauds Australia's improved $16 million Malaria funding as a good step to helping our neighbouring countries in combating the deadly disease.

Forget Zika — there's a terrifying outbreak on our doorstep

Just 150 kilometres north of Australia, an ancient parasite is spreading faster than at any time this century. Treatment-resistant malaria is on the rise, but Australia is reviewing a breakthrough medicine that could stem the growing death toll.
Papua New Guinea

Forget Zika — there's a terrifying outbreak on our doorstep

Just 150 kilometres north of Australia, an ancient parasite is spreading faster than at any time this century. Treatment-resistant malaria is on the rise, but Australia is reviewing a breakthrough medicine that could stem the growing death toll.

A violent city prepares to host a glittering summit

Velma Ninjipa was shot in the face at close range when a simple safety routine for driving around town failed. Her story is all too common in a city about to hit the world stage.
Papua New Guinea

A violent city prepares to host a glittering summit

Velma Ninjipa was shot in the face at close range when a simple safety routine for driving around town failed. Her story is all too common in a city about to hit the world stage.

Lawyers investigate full extent of a paedophile priest's abuse

A law firm turns its attention to regional Western Australia in a bid to reveal the full extent of prolific paedophile priest Denis McAlinden's abuse of young children.
Papua New Guinea

Lawyers investigate full extent of a paedophile priest's abuse

A law firm turns its attention to regional Western Australia in a bid to reveal the full extent of prolific paedophile priest Denis McAlinden's abuse of young children.

Tribunal says convicted murderer 'risks significant harm' if deported to PNG

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal calls for a re-think of the DIBP deportation of a convicted murderer, saying he risks being killed by PNG tribal rivals.
Papua New Guinea

Tribunal says convicted murderer 'risks significant harm' if deported to PNG

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal calls for a re-think of the DIBP deportation of a convicted murderer, saying he risks being killed by PNG tribal rivals.

Polio outbreak in PNG, 18 years after the country became polio-free

Papua New Guinea health authorities confirm that the country is experiencing its first polio outbreak in 18 years, after one case of the virus was confirmed in the country's second-largest city.
Papua New Guinea

Polio outbreak in PNG, 18 years after the country became polio-free

Papua New Guinea health authorities confirm that the country is experiencing its first polio outbreak in 18 years, after one case of the virus was confirmed in the country's second-largest city.

PNG minister defends controversial national identification program

Papua New Guinea's Planning Minister defends the country's controversial national identification program amid allegations of corruption and mismanagement.
Papua New Guinea

PNG minister defends controversial national identification program

Papua New Guinea's Planning Minister defends the country's controversial national identification program amid allegations of corruption and mismanagement.

Washable sanitary pads create opportunities for remote Queensland women

A group of women from a remote town in the Gulf of Carpentaria is making washable sanitary bags for women in Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea

Washable sanitary pads create opportunities for remote Queensland women

A group of women from a remote town in the Gulf of Carpentaria is making washable sanitary bags for women in Papua New Guinea

Peter O'Neill meets with Xi Jinping; signs China's Belt and Road initiative

Chinese President and PNG's Prime Minister meet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing as part of a trip that included the Pacific nation signing on to Beijing's One Belt One Road initiative.
Papua New Guinea

Peter O'Neill meets with Xi Jinping; signs China's Belt and Road initiative

Chinese President and PNG's Prime Minister meet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing as part of a trip that included the Pacific nation signing on to Beijing's One Belt One Road initiative.

Rugby league women break through State of Origin glass ceiling

After 19 years of contests labelled as Interstate Challenges, women's rugby league has finally been granted State of Origin status.
Papua New Guinea

Rugby league women break through State of Origin glass ceiling

After 19 years of contests labelled as Interstate Challenges, women's rugby league has finally been granted State of Origin status.

'We are going to our people': PNG Defence Force deploys troops to highlands

Papua New Guinea's Defence Force deploys 440 troops to stop landowner violence and unrest in the country's highlands.
Papua New Guinea

'We are going to our people': PNG Defence Force deploys troops to highlands

Papua New Guinea's Defence Force deploys 440 troops to stop landowner violence and unrest in the country's highlands.

Australia 'caught napping' on investment in the Pacific, says Peter Hartcher

«Australia's really been caught napping on this» Peter Hartcher from @smh tells @bevvo14 Australia is in a «catch up phase» when it comes to investment in the Pacific. #TheWorld
Papua New Guinea

Australia 'caught napping' on investment in the Pacific, says Peter Hartcher

«Australia's really been caught napping on this» Peter Hartcher from @smh tells @bevvo14 Australia is in a «catch up phase» when it comes to investment in the Pacific. #TheWorld

'We are not here to beg': PNG Prime Minister visits Beijing to sign One Belt, One Road trade deal

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister flies to Beijing for week-long visit to strengthen ties and sign the controversial One Belt, One Road initiative as Australia expresses concern about China's influence in the Pacific.
Papua New Guinea

'We are not here to beg': PNG Prime Minister visits Beijing to sign One Belt, One Road trade deal

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister flies to Beijing for week-long visit to strengthen ties and sign the controversial One Belt, One Road initiative as Australia expresses concern about China's influence in the Pacific.

Armed protesters burn equipment at PNG's biggest resources project

Police in the Papua New Guinea Highlands are investigating an attack on a work camp that is part of the country's biggest resources project.
Papua New Guinea

Armed protesters burn equipment at PNG's biggest resources project

Police in the Papua New Guinea Highlands are investigating an attack on a work camp that is part of the country's biggest resources project.

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