Papua New Guinea



Papua New Guinea prepares to sign defence agreement with US

The move coincides with the Pacific nation's plan to finalise a treaty with Australia amid China's growing military presence in the region.
Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea prepares to sign defence agreement with US

The move coincides with the Pacific nation's plan to finalise a treaty with Australia amid China's growing military presence in the region.

PNG prepares to sign Defence Cooperation Agreement with US as it seeks to 'make its presence known'

Papua New Guinea is preparing to sign a Defence Cooperation Agreement with the United States, as it also finalises a security treaty with Australia.
Papua New Guinea

PNG prepares to sign Defence Cooperation Agreement with US as it seeks to 'make its presence known'

Papua New Guinea is preparing to sign a Defence Cooperation Agreement with the United States, as it also finalises a security treaty with Australia.

PNG has just one turf cricket pitch, but its women are the sport’s biggest hitters

They have overcome monsoon rains, a lack of facilities and an unfair share of domestic chores, but PNG women are still climbing the world Twenty20 rankings.
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PNG has just one turf cricket pitch, but its women are the sport’s biggest hitters

They have overcome monsoon rains, a lack of facilities and an unfair share of domestic chores, but PNG women are still climbing the world Twenty20 rankings.

PM Albanese meets PNG's defence chiefs

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has met with Papua New Guinea's defence force, as he continues his historic tour of Australia's nearest neighbour. Nat Whiting reports.
Papua New Guinea

PM Albanese meets PNG's defence chiefs

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has met with Papua New Guinea's defence force, as he continues his historic tour of Australia's nearest neighbour. Nat Whiting reports.

Australia, PNG poised to sign security agreement in coming months

Australian PM Anthony Albanese and PNG counterpart James Marape stopped short of clinching the treaty during the former's visit to PNG.
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Australia, PNG poised to sign security agreement in coming months

Australian PM Anthony Albanese and PNG counterpart James Marape stopped short of clinching the treaty during the former's visit to PNG.

Sometimes patronising, often affectionate — the history behind Australia and PNG's relationship

As the leaders of Australia and Papua New Guinea meet to forge a new relationship, it's worth remembering the shared history of our colonial past.
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Sometimes patronising, often affectionate — the history behind Australia and PNG's relationship

As the leaders of Australia and Papua New Guinea meet to forge a new relationship, it's worth remembering the shared history of our colonial past.

Australia to sign PNG security deal by mid-2023

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese urged Papua New Guinea to deepen defence ties in an address to its parliament, the first foreign leader to address the Pacific nation's parliament. Natalie Whiting reports.
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Australia to sign PNG security deal by mid-2023

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese urged Papua New Guinea to deepen defence ties in an address to its parliament, the first foreign leader to address the Pacific nation's parliament. Natalie Whiting reports.

Australia and Papua New Guinea agree to finalise talks on bilateral security treaty

A joint statement from the Australian and PNG leaders flags that the two nations will expand training and explore possible joint exercises under the treaty. 
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Australia and Papua New Guinea agree to finalise talks on bilateral security treaty

A joint statement from the Australian and PNG leaders flags that the two nations will expand training and explore possible joint exercises under the treaty. 

PM Albanese declares Australia and PNG are 'equal partners'

Mr Albanese is on a state visit to PNG, which is expected to focus heavily on Australia's defence and trade ties with its Pacific neighbour.
Papua New Guinea

PM Albanese declares Australia and PNG are 'equal partners'

Mr Albanese is on a state visit to PNG, which is expected to focus heavily on Australia's defence and trade ties with its Pacific neighbour.

'A common determination to shape our own futures': PM to become first foreign leader to address PNG parliament

Anthony Albanese will touch down in Papua New Guinea's capital today; the first Australian prime minister to visit the country in more than four years.
Papua New Guinea

'A common determination to shape our own futures': PM to become first foreign leader to address PNG parliament

Anthony Albanese will touch down in Papua New Guinea's capital today; the first Australian prime minister to visit the country in more than four years.

Australia and PNG expected to sign document progressing defence treaty

Anthony Albanese and PNG Prime Minister James Marape are expected to sign an agreement advancing a defence treaty between Canberra and Port Moresby, with Australia also to announce plans to open a visa processing office in the country. 
Papua New Guinea

Australia and PNG expected to sign document progressing defence treaty

Anthony Albanese and PNG Prime Minister James Marape are expected to sign an agreement advancing a defence treaty between Canberra and Port Moresby, with Australia also to announce plans to open a visa processing office in the country. 

'A lot of excitement' for foreign workers set to be joined by families under visa scheme

The federal government has committed to allowing the families of hundreds of foreign workers to live with their loved ones in Australia.
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'A lot of excitement' for foreign workers set to be joined by families under visa scheme

The federal government has committed to allowing the families of hundreds of foreign workers to live with their loved ones in Australia.

From 'pipedream' to reality. One Canberra couple made this their Pacific island home for under $5 million

Behind the glamour of island ownership, there are risks and controversies, particularly when it comes to the land rights of Indigenous Pacific Islanders.
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From 'pipedream' to reality. One Canberra couple made this their Pacific island home for under $5 million

Behind the glamour of island ownership, there are risks and controversies, particularly when it comes to the land rights of Indigenous Pacific Islanders.

Albanese to address Papua New Guinea's parliament, honour late Sir Michael Somare on two-day trip

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will address the Papua New Guinea national parliament and visit the resting place of the late Sir Michael Somare during a two-day visit next week.
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Albanese to address Papua New Guinea's parliament, honour late Sir Michael Somare on two-day trip

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will address the Papua New Guinea national parliament and visit the resting place of the late Sir Michael Somare during a two-day visit next week.

Anthony Albanese to address Papua New Guinea's parliament during two-day visit

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will address the Papua New Guinea national parliament and visit the resting place of the late Sir Michael Somare during a two-day visit next week.
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Anthony Albanese to address Papua New Guinea's parliament during two-day visit

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will address the Papua New Guinea national parliament and visit the resting place of the late Sir Michael Somare during a two-day visit next week.

Could Papua New Guinea's population be as high as 17 million? One researcher is sceptical

A Papua New Guinean researcher calls for Australia to help deliver its next national census amid speculation the population is as high as 17 million.
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Could Papua New Guinea's population be as high as 17 million? One researcher is sceptical

A Papua New Guinean researcher calls for Australia to help deliver its next national census amid speculation the population is as high as 17 million.

Could a village record-keeper help PNG understand the true size of its population?

A Papua New Guinean researcher calls for Australia to help deliver its next national census amid speculation the population is as high as 17 million. 
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Could a village record-keeper help PNG understand the true size of its population?

A Papua New Guinean researcher calls for Australia to help deliver its next national census amid speculation the population is as high as 17 million. 

Port Moresby hospital holds mass burial for unclaimed bodies after viral video shows overflowing morgue

Papua New Guinea's health authorities bury 92 unclaimed bodies, including 40 children, after a video showing overflow from a morgue being stored in a shed went viral.
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Port Moresby hospital holds mass burial for unclaimed bodies after viral video shows overflowing morgue

Papua New Guinea's health authorities bury 92 unclaimed bodies, including 40 children, after a video showing overflow from a morgue being stored in a shed went viral.

China funding construction of military hospital in Papua New Guinea

The funding worth an estimated 13 million dollars is raising concerns over China's growing military presence in the region.
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China funding construction of military hospital in Papua New Guinea

The funding worth an estimated 13 million dollars is raising concerns over China's growing military presence in the region.

China funds construction of a new military hospital in PNG

Beijing is paying $13 million for the construction of a new hospital at Taurama Barracks in Port Moresby, prompting a warning from Australian analysts that the project could be a sign of more spending to come.
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China funds construction of a new military hospital in PNG

Beijing is paying $13 million for the construction of a new hospital at Taurama Barracks in Port Moresby, prompting a warning from Australian analysts that the project could be a sign of more spending to come.

'It's been a really hard road': Single mum brought to tears finding out she won Pacific's biggest music competition

In a Port Moresby hotel, Papua New Guinean singer Danielle Morgan had tears streaming down her face as she made history as the first female winner of the region's largest music competition, Pacific Break.
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'It's been a really hard road': Single mum brought to tears finding out she won Pacific's biggest music competition

In a Port Moresby hotel, Papua New Guinean singer Danielle Morgan had tears streaming down her face as she made history as the first female winner of the region's largest music competition, Pacific Break.

Danielle wanted to give up 'so many times'. She just found out she's playing one of Australia's biggest music festivals

In a Port Moresby hotel, Papua New Guinean singer Danielle Morgan had tears streaming down her face as she made history as the first female winner of the region's largest music competition, Pacific Break.
Papua New Guinea

Danielle wanted to give up 'so many times'. She just found out she's playing one of Australia's biggest music festivals

In a Port Moresby hotel, Papua New Guinean singer Danielle Morgan had tears streaming down her face as she made history as the first female winner of the region's largest music competition, Pacific Break.

In 1949 Robert Menzies wanted to shut down Radio Australia but the British secret service, MI5, became an unlikely saviour

The ABC's international broadcaster, Radio Australia, started as a wartime anti-propaganda service, played a role in the race to the Moon and has endured through 83 turbulent years.
Papua New Guinea

In 1949 Robert Menzies wanted to shut down Radio Australia but the British secret service, MI5, became an unlikely saviour

The ABC's international broadcaster, Radio Australia, started as a wartime anti-propaganda service, played a role in the race to the Moon and has endured through 83 turbulent years.

Why Sophie made a 'huge sacrifice' to gain a degree more than 2,000km away from her home and children

When Sophie Sindra Hepota, 37, boarded a plane from Papua New Guinea to Australia, she waved goodbye to her husband and young children for three years. Now she wants young women at home to chase their dreams and challenge traditional roles. 
Papua New Guinea

Why Sophie made a 'huge sacrifice' to gain a degree more than 2,000km away from her home and children

When Sophie Sindra Hepota, 37, boarded a plane from Papua New Guinea to Australia, she waved goodbye to her husband and young children for three years. Now she wants young women at home to chase their dreams and challenge traditional roles. 

Why Sophie made a 'huge sacrifice' to gain a degree 2,000km away from her home and children

When Sophie Sindra Hepota, 37, boarded a plane from Papua New Guinea to Australia, she waved goodbye to her husband and young children for three years. Now she wants young women at home to chase their dreams and challenge traditional roles. 
Papua New Guinea

Why Sophie made a 'huge sacrifice' to gain a degree 2,000km away from her home and children

When Sophie Sindra Hepota, 37, boarded a plane from Papua New Guinea to Australia, she waved goodbye to her husband and young children for three years. Now she wants young women at home to chase their dreams and challenge traditional roles. 

'She's a rare diamond': Why a teenage fast bowler is the most exciting player in PNG cricket

Hollan Doriga is only 19 years old, yet she financially supports her family in Papua New Guinea through her burgeoning cricket career.
Papua New Guinea

'She's a rare diamond': Why a teenage fast bowler is the most exciting player in PNG cricket

Hollan Doriga is only 19 years old, yet she financially supports her family in Papua New Guinea through her burgeoning cricket career.

'A book you'll read in one sitting': The best new titles to add to your November reading list

A mystery novel inspired by The Teacher's Pet, a WWI story featuring Miles Franklin, and the overdue biography of a celebrated Australian writer are in our top reads this month.
Papua New Guinea

'A book you'll read in one sitting': The best new titles to add to your November reading list

A mystery novel inspired by The Teacher's Pet, a WWI story featuring Miles Franklin, and the overdue biography of a celebrated Australian writer are in our top reads this month.

'Tender', 'touching' and 'gently savage': The best new books in November

A mystery novel inspired by The Teacher's Pet, a WWI story featuring Miles Franklin, and the overdue biography of a celebrated Australian writer are in our top reads this month.
Papua New Guinea

'Tender', 'touching' and 'gently savage': The best new books in November

A mystery novel inspired by The Teacher's Pet, a WWI story featuring Miles Franklin, and the overdue biography of a celebrated Australian writer are in our top reads this month.

Mass evictions in PNG may cause further homelessness

The population of Papua New Guinea has ballooned by more than 200 per cent over the last 50 years - from 2.7 million to more than 9 million people. A shortage of affordable housing means around half of the inhabitants of Port Moresby now lives in what's know
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Mass evictions in PNG may cause further homelessness

The population of Papua New Guinea has ballooned by more than 200 per cent over the last 50 years - from 2.7 million to more than 9 million people. A shortage of affordable housing means around half of the inhabitants of Port Moresby now lives in what's known as 'squatter settlements' - they're entire communities built on vacant lots of land.

Thousands of PNG residents have been evicted after more than a decade-long court battle. But it's not over yet

Housing affordability and availability is so dire in PNG's main centres, squatters build communities on vacant lots. But it means the residents live under the constant threat of eviction.
Papua New Guinea

Thousands of PNG residents have been evicted after more than a decade-long court battle. But it's not over yet

Housing affordability and availability is so dire in PNG's main centres, squatters build communities on vacant lots. But it means the residents live under the constant threat of eviction.

'Vicious' homemade weapon overwhelming local hospital system, say PNG authorities

Barbed metal darts fired from spearguns or slingshots have killed eight and severely injured 300 people so far this year in a single province of Papua New Guinea, prompting calls for action from community groups.
Papua New Guinea

'Vicious' homemade weapon overwhelming local hospital system, say PNG authorities

Barbed metal darts fired from spearguns or slingshots have killed eight and severely injured 300 people so far this year in a single province of Papua New Guinea, prompting calls for action from community groups.

'This thing is meant to kill': The 'vicious' homemade weapon on the rise in PNG

Barbed metal darts fired from spearguns or slingshots have killed eight and severely injured 300 people so far this year in a single province of Papua New Guinea, prompting calls for action from community groups.
Papua New Guinea

'This thing is meant to kill': The 'vicious' homemade weapon on the rise in PNG

Barbed metal darts fired from spearguns or slingshots have killed eight and severely injured 300 people so far this year in a single province of Papua New Guinea, prompting calls for action from community groups.

'Black flight' cocaine conspiracy case headed for the Supreme Court

During lengthy committal proceedings that began six months ago, a court heard investigators used surveillance devices to monitor the conversations and movements of a suspected drug importation syndicate. Today, a magistrate has directed four accused to stand
Papua New Guinea

'Black flight' cocaine conspiracy case headed for the Supreme Court

During lengthy committal proceedings that began six months ago, a court heard investigators used surveillance devices to monitor the conversations and movements of a suspected drug importation syndicate. Today, a magistrate has directed four accused to stand trial.

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