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The towns ruled by teens: In parts of PNG, two-thirds of residents are children

In the highlands of Papua New Guinea, the majority of residents are under 18, and many battle unemployment, lack of education and drug issues. But for one town, a weekly fight club has given some kids hope.

Coronavirus to 'dwarf' Australia's aid resources as DFAT announces plan to redirect funding

The spread of COVID-19 will «dwarf» Australia's aid resources and force a rethink of how to help and maintain a strategic presence in the region, according to a new government strategy.
Papua New Guinea

Coronavirus to 'dwarf' Australia's aid resources as DFAT announces plan to redirect funding

The spread of COVID-19 will «dwarf» Australia's aid resources and force a rethink of how to help and maintain a strategic presence in the region, according to a new government strategy.

Court rules Mark Basa's deportation to PNG should be reconsidered 'according to law'

Convicted murderer Mark Basa has won an appeal against his deportation to PNG, the Federal Court citing fears he'd die from ill health if returned.
Papua New Guinea

Court rules Mark Basa's deportation to PNG should be reconsidered 'according to law'

Convicted murderer Mark Basa has won an appeal against his deportation to PNG, the Federal Court citing fears he'd die from ill health if returned.

'Very white' Australian commercial TV broadcast to Pacific in soft-power push

Australian television shows like The Voice, Border Security and Neighbours will be broadcast in the Pacific under a $17.1 million soft-power push against Chinese media influence in the region, but critics say local voices should be the priority.
Papua New Guinea

'Very white' Australian commercial TV broadcast to Pacific in soft-power push

Australian television shows like The Voice, Border Security and Neighbours will be broadcast in the Pacific under a $17.1 million soft-power push against Chinese media influence in the region, but critics say local voices should be the priority.

Former PNG prime minister charged with misappropriation and corruption

Peter O'Neill is charged with misappropriation, official corruption and abuse of office after flying back to Port Moresby from Brisbane where he had been stranded because of coronavirus restrictions.
Papua New Guinea

Former PNG prime minister charged with misappropriation and corruption

Peter O'Neill is charged with misappropriation, official corruption and abuse of office after flying back to Port Moresby from Brisbane where he had been stranded because of coronavirus restrictions.

Former PNG prime minister arrested over allegations of misappropriation and corruption

Peter O'Neill is arrested by police at Jackson's International Airport in Port Moresby after flying back from Brisbane where he had been stranded because of coronavirus restrictions.
Papua New Guinea

Former PNG prime minister arrested over allegations of misappropriation and corruption

Peter O'Neill is arrested by police at Jackson's International Airport in Port Moresby after flying back from Brisbane where he had been stranded because of coronavirus restrictions.

Could Australians be able to travel to neighbouring countries soon?

Fiji's Government is pushing hard for Australian and New Zealand tourists to return «as soon as possible» under the «travel bubble» the two countries are planning. So what could this mean for Australian travellers?
Papua New Guinea

Could Australians be able to travel to neighbouring countries soon?

Fiji's Government is pushing hard for Australian and New Zealand tourists to return «as soon as possible» under the «travel bubble» the two countries are planning. So what could this mean for Australian travellers?

Australian scientists have found a 'secret ingredient' towards a malaria vaccine

Melbourne researchers say they're a step closer to an effective malaria vaccine in a new study, with scientists hoping a similar strategy could be deployed in the race for a coronavirus vaccine.
Papua New Guinea

Australian scientists have found a 'secret ingredient' towards a malaria vaccine

Melbourne researchers say they're a step closer to an effective malaria vaccine in a new study, with scientists hoping a similar strategy could be deployed in the race for a coronavirus vaccine.

Just north of Australia a secret war is being fought

This is the story that Indonesia doesn't want the world to know. It even cut the internet for an entire region at the height of a dramatic escalation in violence.
Papua New Guinea

Just north of Australia a secret war is being fought

This is the story that Indonesia doesn't want the world to know. It even cut the internet for an entire region at the height of a dramatic escalation in violence.

Angela returned to Australia as coronavirus hit PNG. She couldn't bring her husband and son

This Australian doctor is closely watching the situation in PNG — her husband and son are at home there. The Pacific nation was already fighting infectious diseases before coronavirus — and she warns that one epidemic doesn't stop because another comes a
Papua New Guinea

Angela returned to Australia as coronavirus hit PNG. She couldn't bring her husband and son

This Australian doctor is closely watching the situation in PNG — her husband and son are at home there. The Pacific nation was already fighting infectious diseases before coronavirus — and she warns that one epidemic doesn't stop because another comes along.

As coronavirus hit PNG, Angela had to leave her husband and son behind

This Australian doctor is closely watching the situation in PNG — her husband and son are at home there. The Pacific nation was already fighting infectious diseases before coronavirus — and she warns that one epidemic doesn't stop because another comes a
Papua New Guinea

As coronavirus hit PNG, Angela had to leave her husband and son behind

This Australian doctor is closely watching the situation in PNG — her husband and son are at home there. The Pacific nation was already fighting infectious diseases before coronavirus — and she warns that one epidemic doesn't stop because another comes along.

This family can't escape Papua New Guinea — not that they want to

The Uechtritz family has been connected to PNG since the 19th century, and each generation has been drawn to stay. Even after death.
Papua New Guinea

This family can't escape Papua New Guinea — not that they want to

The Uechtritz family has been connected to PNG since the 19th century, and each generation has been drawn to stay. Even after death.

Chinese company suggests PNG relationship will suffer amid mine lease dispute

A major Chinese mining company warns the Papua New Guinean Government it faces «significant negative impact» on bilateral relations with China if the company doesn't get a lease extension on a gold mine in the country.
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Chinese company suggests PNG relationship will suffer amid mine lease dispute

A major Chinese mining company warns the Papua New Guinean Government it faces «significant negative impact» on bilateral relations with China if the company doesn't get a lease extension on a gold mine in the country.

Parts of the Pacific are coronavirus-free. But for these tropical paradises, there's a catch

The total number of COVID-19 cases across the Pacific region remains comparatively low. But there are still signs that should have Australia worried about its nearest neighbours.
Papua New Guinea

Parts of the Pacific are coronavirus-free. But for these tropical paradises, there's a catch

The total number of COVID-19 cases across the Pacific region remains comparatively low. But there are still signs that should have Australia worried about its nearest neighbours.

'Sad for everyone': Coronavirus may bankrupt Kokoda tour operators

For Papua New Guineans and tour operators who get their income from the Kokoda track, April is usually their busiest time of year — but coronavirus might be putting a stop to that.
Papua New Guinea

'Sad for everyone': Coronavirus may bankrupt Kokoda tour operators

For Papua New Guineans and tour operators who get their income from the Kokoda track, April is usually their busiest time of year — but coronavirus might be putting a stop to that.

From Gallipoli to Afghanistan, five diggers from five wars tell their stories

From the killing fields of Gallipoli and France to the guerrilla skirmishes of Uruzgan province in Afghanistan, the experiences of diggers from five different wars reveal common themes of horror, comradery and heroism.
Papua New Guinea

From Gallipoli to Afghanistan, five diggers from five wars tell their stories

From the killing fields of Gallipoli and France to the guerrilla skirmishes of Uruzgan province in Afghanistan, the experiences of diggers from five different wars reveal common themes of horror, comradery and heroism.

PNG's PM tested for coronavirus after COVID-19 operations centre staffer tests positive

The National Operations Centre in the capital Port Moresby is now in lockdown, and all workers and visitors to the centre in the past seven days are being tested, including PM James Marape.
Papua New Guinea

PNG's PM tested for coronavirus after COVID-19 operations centre staffer tests positive

The National Operations Centre in the capital Port Moresby is now in lockdown, and all workers and visitors to the centre in the past seven days are being tested, including PM James Marape.

African swine fever outbreak in Papua New Guinea has Australian biosecurity on high alert

A disease that has devastated the global porcine population, killing 800 million pigs, spreads to Australia's closest neighbour.
Papua New Guinea

African swine fever outbreak in Papua New Guinea has Australian biosecurity on high alert

A disease that has devastated the global porcine population, killing 800 million pigs, spreads to Australia's closest neighbour.

Kids need diverse stories — if only to see themselves: Eight books to diversify your bookshelf

When kids are exposed to broader stories and narratives through books the effect is profound, writes RN's Namila Benson.
Papua New Guinea

Kids need diverse stories — if only to see themselves: Eight books to diversify your bookshelf

When kids are exposed to broader stories and narratives through books the effect is profound, writes RN's Namila Benson.

Gunmen massacre 10, including children, in PNG's highlands

Police in Papua New Guinea are searching for gunmen who killed three children and seven adults in a massacre in the country's remote highlands.
Papua New Guinea

Gunmen massacre 10, including children, in PNG's highlands

Police in Papua New Guinea are searching for gunmen who killed three children and seven adults in a massacre in the country's remote highlands.

Victorian pilot sues aviation company for $10 million after horror crash

Pilot Bruce Towers says he «shouldn't have survived» a helicopter accident in Papua New Guinea that killed three passengers and left him a quadriplegic.
Papua New Guinea

Victorian pilot sues aviation company for $10 million after horror crash

Pilot Bruce Towers says he «shouldn't have survived» a helicopter accident in Papua New Guinea that killed three passengers and left him a quadriplegic.

Everywhere you look in the village, there are women and children. But hardly any men

In this small Bougainville village, six women are busy debating whether they should try to ban alcohol, or if it will be counterproductive. But this is no ordinary discussion. It's a village meeting. And these women are in charge.
Papua New Guinea

Everywhere you look in the village, there are women and children. But hardly any men

In this small Bougainville village, six women are busy debating whether they should try to ban alcohol, or if it will be counterproductive. But this is no ordinary discussion. It's a village meeting. And these women are in charge.

Six women have a meeting. Their votes will affect the whole village

In this small Bougainville village, six women are busy debating whether they should try to ban alcohol, or if it will be counterproductive. But this is no ordinary discussion. It's a village meeting. And these women are in charge.
Papua New Guinea

Six women have a meeting. Their votes will affect the whole village

In this small Bougainville village, six women are busy debating whether they should try to ban alcohol, or if it will be counterproductive. But this is no ordinary discussion. It's a village meeting. And these women are in charge.

'In our darkest hour': PNG troops thanked for 'unprecedented' help with bushfire recovery

It's their largest overseas deployment to date, but after lending a helping hand in the Victorian town of Omeo during the summer's bushfire crisis, Papua New Guinean troops are preparing to head home.
Papua New Guinea

'In our darkest hour': PNG troops thanked for 'unprecedented' help with bushfire recovery

It's their largest overseas deployment to date, but after lending a helping hand in the Victorian town of Omeo during the summer's bushfire crisis, Papua New Guinean troops are preparing to head home.

Australia to offer Pacific funds to PNG for ambitious plan to get power to the people

The first project supported by Australia's $2 billion Pacific infrastructure aid bank could be an electrification program in PNG, where only 13 per cent of citizens currently have an electricity connection.
Papua New Guinea

Australia to offer Pacific funds to PNG for ambitious plan to get power to the people

The first project supported by Australia's $2 billion Pacific infrastructure aid bank could be an electrification program in PNG, where only 13 per cent of citizens currently have an electricity connection.

'Music is his only escape': Heavy metal muso among 80 detained in Brisbane hotel

A Brisbane-based musician says a refugee he befriended over social media is deteriorating after nine months inside a Brisbane hotel where he's being held with dozens of other men.
Papua New Guinea

'Music is his only escape': Heavy metal muso among 80 detained in Brisbane hotel

A Brisbane-based musician says a refugee he befriended over social media is deteriorating after nine months inside a Brisbane hotel where he's being held with dozens of other men.

Red teeth, bleeding gums: Cancer-causing betel nut booms on Australian black market

Dentists across Australia are reporting an alarming spike in oral cancer symptoms associated with chewing the illegal tropical import betel nut.
Papua New Guinea

Red teeth, bleeding gums: Cancer-causing betel nut booms on Australian black market

Dentists across Australia are reporting an alarming spike in oral cancer symptoms associated with chewing the illegal tropical import betel nut.

Australian woman gains custody of son from PNG father after five-year battle

Charmaine Backhouse found Australian authorities were unable to help her get her son back, so she launched a legal case in PNG — the first time a foreigner has used the law to gain custody of a child in the country.
Papua New Guinea

Australian woman gains custody of son from PNG father after five-year battle

Charmaine Backhouse found Australian authorities were unable to help her get her son back, so she launched a legal case in PNG — the first time a foreigner has used the law to gain custody of a child in the country.

Peter Dutton's office was suspected of leaking 'classified' medevac information

The office of Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is suspected of leaking information it was told was classified about the cost of medically evacuating refugees to Taiwan, as the Government geared up to campaign against newly passed medevac legislation last ye
Papua New Guinea

Peter Dutton's office was suspected of leaking 'classified' medevac information

The office of Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is suspected of leaking information it was told was classified about the cost of medically evacuating refugees to Taiwan, as the Government geared up to campaign against newly passed medevac legislation last year.

Pacific neighbours push the barrow for Australian bushfire victims

Wheelbarrows are being pushed down the streets of Australia's Pacific neighbours collecting donations to support the victims of this summer's bushfire crisis.
Papua New Guinea

Pacific neighbours push the barrow for Australian bushfire victims

Wheelbarrows are being pushed down the streets of Australia's Pacific neighbours collecting donations to support the victims of this summer's bushfire crisis.

Why the Pacific nations' aid pledge to Australia is 'not surprising'

Pacific countries — many which face an existential threat due to climate change and rising sea levels — have pledged aid and offered support to Australia as devastating bushfires continue to rage across the country.
Papua New Guinea

Why the Pacific nations' aid pledge to Australia is 'not surprising'

Pacific countries — many which face an existential threat due to climate change and rising sea levels — have pledged aid and offered support to Australia as devastating bushfires continue to rage across the country.

Medevac refugee detained at Melbourne hotel says he still hasn't had appropriate medical treatment

Refugees and asylum seekers brought to Melbourne from offshore detention for medical treatment say they have been denied proper medical treatment, cannot go outside, and are under constant guard by Serco officers.
Papua New Guinea

Medevac refugee detained at Melbourne hotel says he still hasn't had appropriate medical treatment

Refugees and asylum seekers brought to Melbourne from offshore detention for medical treatment say they have been denied proper medical treatment, cannot go outside, and are under constant guard by Serco officers.

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