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Australia's Pacific push to counter China

Peter Hartcher, political and international editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, says Scott Morrison’s Pacific push to counter China is a dramatic turnaround.

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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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.

'Entire world is worried': US-China divisions deepen at APEC summit

Deep divisions between the United States and China derail the APEC meeting in Port Moresby, with regional leaders failing to agree on a final communique for the first time in the summit's history.
Papua New Guinea

'Entire world is worried': US-China divisions deepen at APEC summit

Deep divisions between the United States and China derail the APEC meeting in Port Moresby, with regional leaders failing to agree on a final communique for the first time in the summit's history.

APEC ends in disarray as leaders fail to reach consensus on communique

The China and United States delegations clash over language relating to trade, meaning the summit leaders will not issue the traditional summit statement.
Papua New Guinea

APEC ends in disarray as leaders fail to reach consensus on communique

The China and United States delegations clash over language relating to trade, meaning the summit leaders will not issue the traditional summit statement.

Australia joins coalition of nations to extend PNG's power grid

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison has joined the heads of Papua New Guinea, Japan, New Zealand, and US Vice President Mike Pence to announce a plan to connect 70% of PNG to electricity by 2020 and to the whole country by 2030.
Papua New Guinea

Australia joins coalition of nations to extend PNG's power grid

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison has joined the heads of Papua New Guinea, Japan, New Zealand, and US Vice President Mike Pence to announce a plan to connect 70% of PNG to electricity by 2020 and to the whole country by 2030.

Chinese officials barge into PNG Foreign Minister's office

Four officials forced their way into Rimbink Pato's office after being repeatedly denied a meeting to discuss the wording of the final communique of the APEC summit in Port Moresby.
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Chinese officials barge into PNG Foreign Minister's office

Four officials forced their way into Rimbink Pato's office after being repeatedly denied a meeting to discuss the wording of the final communique of the APEC summit in Port Moresby.

Joint US-Australian naval base on Manus a 'significant pushback' against China

Plans to host US warships at a redeveloped naval base on Manus Island will undermine China's plans to establish a military presence in the Pacific, says one analyst. Scott Morrison says PNG asked the US and Australia to get involved, as the countries vie for
Papua New Guinea

Joint US-Australian naval base on Manus a 'significant pushback' against China

Plans to host US warships at a redeveloped naval base on Manus Island will undermine China's plans to establish a military presence in the Pacific, says one analyst. Scott Morrison says PNG asked the US and Australia to get involved, as the countries vie for influence in the region.

'It defies logic': PNG-born Australians face statelessness despite years calling Australia home

When it was an Australian territory, people born in what is now Papua New Guinea were automatically Australian citizens. Now, after years calling Australia home, many of them have been forced to prove their citizenship or potentially be left stateless.
Papua New Guinea

'It defies logic': PNG-born Australians face statelessness despite years calling Australia home

When it was an Australian territory, people born in what is now Papua New Guinea were automatically Australian citizens. Now, after years calling Australia home, many of them have been forced to prove their citizenship or potentially be left stateless.

Morrison goes in to bat for free trade at APEC against backdrop of US-China trade war

Prime Minister Scott Morrison uses a major speech in front of regional leaders to warn the US and China against a full-blown trade war as the geopolitical contest between the two great powers intensifies.
Papua New Guinea

Morrison goes in to bat for free trade at APEC against backdrop of US-China trade war

Prime Minister Scott Morrison uses a major speech in front of regional leaders to warn the US and China against a full-blown trade war as the geopolitical contest between the two great powers intensifies.

US to partner with Australia and PNG on Manus Island naval base

It is not yet known how much US money will be pumped into the Manus base, but Vice-President Mike Pence says the Trump administration wants to «protect the sovereignty and maritime routes of Pacific Island nations».
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US to partner with Australia and PNG on Manus Island naval base

It is not yet known how much US money will be pumped into the Manus base, but Vice-President Mike Pence says the Trump administration wants to «protect the sovereignty and maritime routes of Pacific Island nations».

Mike Pence announces plans to redevelop Manus naval base

The US Vice President Mike Pence has announced the US will partner with Australia and Papua New Guinea to redevelop the dilapidated Lombrum naval base on Manus Island.
Papua New Guinea

Mike Pence announces plans to redevelop Manus naval base

The US Vice President Mike Pence has announced the US will partner with Australia and Papua New Guinea to redevelop the dilapidated Lombrum naval base on Manus Island.

'All of you get out': China boots media out of Pacific leaders meeting in PNG

Chinese authorities deny media entry to a Pacific leaders meeting with President Xi Jinping despite them being invited to cover it.
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'All of you get out': China boots media out of Pacific leaders meeting in PNG

Chinese authorities deny media entry to a Pacific leaders meeting with President Xi Jinping despite them being invited to cover it.

PNG offers to play peacemaker between Australia and China at APEC

Papua New Guinea's Foreign Minister says the country will do all it can to ensure there are no conflicts between China and Australia during the APEC summit.
Papua New Guinea

PNG offers to play peacemaker between Australia and China at APEC

Papua New Guinea's Foreign Minister says the country will do all it can to ensure there are no conflicts between China and Australia during the APEC summit.

The last letters of Lark Force: An incredible tale of defiance and disaster

In 1942, 395 handwritten letters fell from the sky. By the time they were delivered, the Australian men who wrote them were dead.
Papua New Guinea

The last letters of Lark Force: An incredible tale of defiance and disaster

In 1942, 395 handwritten letters fell from the sky. By the time they were delivered, the Australian men who wrote them were dead.

Last letters: The mysterious kindness behind Australia's most violent postal delivery

In 1942, 395 letters written by Australian POWs fell from the sky, dropped by the Japanese after bombing Port Moresby — but by the time they were delivered, the men who wrote them were dead.
Papua New Guinea

Last letters: The mysterious kindness behind Australia's most violent postal delivery

In 1942, 395 letters written by Australian POWs fell from the sky, dropped by the Japanese after bombing Port Moresby — but by the time they were delivered, the men who wrote them were dead.

Mike Pence to stay in Cairns during APEC summit

Queensland is preparing for the arrival of world leaders, including United States Vice-President Mike Pence, who will attend the APEC summit in Papua New Guinea, but stay in Cairns.
Papua New Guinea

Mike Pence to stay in Cairns during APEC summit

Queensland is preparing for the arrival of world leaders, including United States Vice-President Mike Pence, who will attend the APEC summit in Papua New Guinea, but stay in Cairns.

40 Maseratis, three cruise ships, 4,000 police and no Trump: APEC 2018 in numbers

This week world leaders descend on Papua New Guinea for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit, an event that has stoked controversy before it even begins.
Papua New Guinea

40 Maseratis, three cruise ships, 4,000 police and no Trump: APEC 2018 in numbers

This week world leaders descend on Papua New Guinea for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit, an event that has stoked controversy before it even begins.

APEC 2018 in numbers

This week world leaders descend on Papua New Guinea for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit an event that has become controversial before it even begins.
Papua New Guinea

APEC 2018 in numbers

This week world leaders descend on Papua New Guinea for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit an event that has become controversial before it even begins.

'We are suffering here': PNG rolling out APEC red carpet but locals living in poverty

In a country where poverty is rife, medication shortages are biting and there's just been a polio outbreak, some Papua New Guineans are struggling to square their day-to-day lives with the money being spent on the APEC summit.
Papua New Guinea

'We are suffering here': PNG rolling out APEC red carpet but locals living in poverty

In a country where poverty is rife, medication shortages are biting and there's just been a polio outbreak, some Papua New Guineans are struggling to square their day-to-day lives with the money being spent on the APEC summit.

PM announces multi-billion-dollar infrastructure fund for Pacific

Australia is ramping up its commitment to the Pacific, opening several new diplomatic posts and establishing a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure bank for projects in the region.
Papua New Guinea

PM announces multi-billion-dollar infrastructure fund for Pacific

Australia is ramping up its commitment to the Pacific, opening several new diplomatic posts and establishing a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure bank for projects in the region.

Sick refugees sent back to Manus Island ahead of APEC summit

Some 21 refugees who were brought to Port Moresby for medical treatment are sent back to Manus Island for «security preparations» ahead of the APEC summit, PNG police say.
Papua New Guinea

Sick refugees sent back to Manus Island ahead of APEC summit

Some 21 refugees who were brought to Port Moresby for medical treatment are sent back to Manus Island for «security preparations» ahead of the APEC summit, PNG police say.

The 'forgotten' battle: One man's fight to recognise 133 fallen diggers

One of the bloodiest battles of the Kokoda campaign in World War II, where 133 Australian soldiers were killed, is finally recognised after a Queensland farmer made it his mission to have a monument erected in honour of the fallen.
Papua New Guinea

The 'forgotten' battle: One man's fight to recognise 133 fallen diggers

One of the bloodiest battles of the Kokoda campaign in World War II, where 133 Australian soldiers were killed, is finally recognised after a Queensland farmer made it his mission to have a monument erected in honour of the fallen.

Australia-PNG naval base deal a 'savvy move'

Michael Shoebridge, director of defence and strategy with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, says the timing of the Australia-PNG base deal is important in the lead up to the upcoming APEC summit in Port Moresby.
Papua New Guinea

Australia-PNG naval base deal a 'savvy move'

Michael Shoebridge, director of defence and strategy with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, says the timing of the Australia-PNG base deal is important in the lead up to the upcoming APEC summit in Port Moresby.

Australia-PNG naval base 'bulldozed through' without local input: former Manus MP

A former Manus Island MP says there was no discussion with locals about Australia and Papua New Guinea's deal to jointly redevelop a naval base on the island, and the plan lacks important details.
Papua New Guinea

Australia-PNG naval base 'bulldozed through' without local input: former Manus MP

A former Manus Island MP says there was no discussion with locals about Australia and Papua New Guinea's deal to jointly redevelop a naval base on the island, and the plan lacks important details.

Dutton's Dixer exposes the nagging failure in Australia's hardline border policy

The Home Affairs Minister citing the Howard government's record of getting people out of detention isn't helping a Government feeling the heat over children kept on Manus and Nauru, writes political editor Andrew Probyn.
Papua New Guinea

Dutton's Dixer exposes the nagging failure in Australia's hardline border policy

The Home Affairs Minister citing the Howard government's record of getting people out of detention isn't helping a Government feeling the heat over children kept on Manus and Nauru, writes political editor Andrew Probyn.

China's Foreign Minister hits back at criticism of aid in Pacific

China has been accused of using loans and aid projects to bolster influence in the region, but Wang Yi says those «pointing fingers» should put their efforts into contributing.
Papua New Guinea

China's Foreign Minister hits back at criticism of aid in Pacific

China has been accused of using loans and aid projects to bolster influence in the region, but Wang Yi says those «pointing fingers» should put their efforts into contributing.

'A price paid in blood': Former Home Affairs insider wants refugees brought to Australia

A man who worked for the Home Affairs department up until last week fears there will be a high price to pay if the Government does not resettle refugees on Nauru and Manus Island in Australia.
Papua New Guinea

'A price paid in blood': Former Home Affairs insider wants refugees brought to Australia

A man who worked for the Home Affairs department up until last week fears there will be a high price to pay if the Government does not resettle refugees on Nauru and Manus Island in Australia.

The Australian company pushing to open PNG's first coal-fired power plant

An Australian company is pushing ahead with plans to open a coal-fired power plant and coal mine in Papua New Guinea, despite the recent call from the world's most authoritative climate science body to completely cut greenhouse emissions by 2050.
Papua New Guinea

The Australian company pushing to open PNG's first coal-fired power plant

An Australian company is pushing ahead with plans to open a coal-fired power plant and coal mine in Papua New Guinea, despite the recent call from the world's most authoritative climate science body to completely cut greenhouse emissions by 2050.

'People are suffering': PNG splurges on 40 custom Maseratis as polio returns to the country

The Papua New Guinean government sparks anger by purchasing 40 custom-made Maserati cars — specially flown in from Italy — for leaders during APEC, at a time when PNG is seeing a resurgence of polio.
Papua New Guinea

'People are suffering': PNG splurges on 40 custom Maseratis as polio returns to the country

The Papua New Guinean government sparks anger by purchasing 40 custom-made Maserati cars — specially flown in from Italy — for leaders during APEC, at a time when PNG is seeing a resurgence of polio.

Magnitude-7 earthquake strikes east of PNG, tsunami warning cancelled

The United States Geological Survey says the powerful quake struck about 200 kilometres south-west of the town of Rabaul, in Papua New Guinea's east, this morning.
Papua New Guinea

Magnitude-7 earthquake strikes east of PNG, tsunami warning cancelled

The United States Geological Survey says the powerful quake struck about 200 kilometres south-west of the town of Rabaul, in Papua New Guinea's east, this morning.

Tsunami waves possible after 7.3 earthquake strikes east of PNG

The United States Geological Survey says the powerful quake struck just off the southern coast of the island of New Britain this morning.
Papua New Guinea

Tsunami waves possible after 7.3 earthquake strikes east of PNG

The United States Geological Survey says the powerful quake struck just off the southern coast of the island of New Britain this morning.

'Polio came back': Fears for hundreds of children after first PNG death in 20 years

A nine-year-old boy dies after contracting polio and health experts are worried for 140 other children who are showing signs of the disease.
Papua New Guinea

'Polio came back': Fears for hundreds of children after first PNG death in 20 years

A nine-year-old boy dies after contracting polio and health experts are worried for 140 other children who are showing signs of the disease.

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