Papua New Guinea



Anthony Albanese has been invited to visit PNG – but which leader will be meeting him?

In less than a fortnight, Papua New Guineans will head to the polls in an election that will likely see James Marape or Peter O'Neill elected prime minister. With tensions in the region high, the vote is being closely watched.
Papua New Guinea

Anthony Albanese has been invited to visit PNG – but which leader will be meeting him?

In less than a fortnight, Papua New Guineans will head to the polls in an election that will likely see James Marape or Peter O'Neill elected prime minister. With tensions in the region high, the vote is being closely watched.

When Jessica saw the 'ladies in pink' behind bars, she feared the worst

It took Jessica Hill three years to accept she was in prison. She used the next four years of her sentence to seek forgiveness and hone her craft. 
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When Jessica saw the 'ladies in pink' behind bars, she feared the worst

It took Jessica Hill three years to accept she was in prison. She used the next four years of her sentence to seek forgiveness and hone her craft. 

Security and safety concerns as campaigning for PNG election continues

Papua New Guinea will soon hold a national election and campaigning in the country is well underway, but there are concerns about security and safety during the poll.
Papua New Guinea

Security and safety concerns as campaigning for PNG election continues

Papua New Guinea will soon hold a national election and campaigning in the country is well underway, but there are concerns about security and safety during the poll.

Pressure mounts as 'football queens of the Pacific' vie for World Cup qualification

With game practice scarce, the Papua New Guinea Women's National Football team are playing against men and training their hearts out. But can the five-time gold medallists of the Pacific Games make it to the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup? The pressure is on.
Papua New Guinea

Pressure mounts as 'football queens of the Pacific' vie for World Cup qualification

With game practice scarce, the Papua New Guinea Women's National Football team are playing against men and training their hearts out. But can the five-time gold medallists of the Pacific Games make it to the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup? The pressure is on.

What is Chinese money buying for the Pacific? We take a look

China's presence in the Pacific has been thrown into the spotlight following a controversial pact with Solomon Islands. But Beijing's involvement in the Pacific is nothing new.
Papua New Guinea

What is Chinese money buying for the Pacific? We take a look

China's presence in the Pacific has been thrown into the spotlight following a controversial pact with Solomon Islands. But Beijing's involvement in the Pacific is nothing new.

'Don't be too nervous': China is pouring money into the Pacific, and it goes beyond the 'panic' of military bases

China's presence in the Pacific has been thrown into the spotlight following a controversial pact with Solomon Islands. But Beijing's involvement in the Pacific is nothing new.
Papua New Guinea

'Don't be too nervous': China is pouring money into the Pacific, and it goes beyond the 'panic' of military bases

China's presence in the Pacific has been thrown into the spotlight following a controversial pact with Solomon Islands. But Beijing's involvement in the Pacific is nothing new.

Fiji convenes extraordinary meeting to resolve Pacific Islands Forum crisis

The ABC understands Pacific Island leaders hope to strike an agreement to resolve leadership questions, reform the organisation and allow the forum to stay whole, after last year's threat by Micronesian nations to withdraw. 
Papua New Guinea

Fiji convenes extraordinary meeting to resolve Pacific Islands Forum crisis

The ABC understands Pacific Island leaders hope to strike an agreement to resolve leadership questions, reform the organisation and allow the forum to stay whole, after last year's threat by Micronesian nations to withdraw. 

Leaders fly to Fiji in an attempt to rescue faltering Pacific Islands Forum

The ABC understands Pacific Island leaders hope to strike an agreement to resolve leadership questions, reform the organisation and allow the forum to stay whole, after last year's threat by Micronesian nations to withdraw. 
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Leaders fly to Fiji in an attempt to rescue faltering Pacific Islands Forum

The ABC understands Pacific Island leaders hope to strike an agreement to resolve leadership questions, reform the organisation and allow the forum to stay whole, after last year's threat by Micronesian nations to withdraw. 

There's a potentially dangerous myth about venomous snakes that researchers have proven very wrong

Researchers find at least 31 species of Australian venomous snakes engage in climbing behaviour, in the first paper to document the phenomena.
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There's a potentially dangerous myth about venomous snakes that researchers have proven very wrong

Researchers find at least 31 species of Australian venomous snakes engage in climbing behaviour, in the first paper to document the phenomena.

There's a dangerous myth about Australian venomous snakes that researchers have disproved

Researchers find at least 31 species of Australian venomous snakes engage in climbing behaviour, in the first paper to document the phenomena.
Papua New Guinea

There's a dangerous myth about Australian venomous snakes that researchers have disproved

Researchers find at least 31 species of Australian venomous snakes engage in climbing behaviour, in the first paper to document the phenomena.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets PNG Prime Minister James Marape

China and Papua New Guinea have agreed to deepen ties and expand «pragmatic» cooperation, China's state-run CCTV says.
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets PNG Prime Minister James Marape

China and Papua New Guinea have agreed to deepen ties and expand «pragmatic» cooperation, China's state-run CCTV says.

China's Foreign Minister speaks about resetting relations with Australia during final leg of Pacific tour

Wang Yi makes comments about China–Australia relations to members of the Chinese media while visiting Papua New Guinea, as he rounds out an eight-country tour of the Pacific where many deals were signed.
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China's Foreign Minister speaks about resetting relations with Australia during final leg of Pacific tour

Wang Yi makes comments about China–Australia relations to members of the Chinese media while visiting Papua New Guinea, as he rounds out an eight-country tour of the Pacific where many deals were signed.

Court hears alleged drug smuggling plane was not airworthy when it crashed in PNG

A light plane that crashed while allegedly being used to smuggle cocaine from Papua New Guinea to Australia was not airworthy, a court has been told.
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Court hears alleged drug smuggling plane was not airworthy when it crashed in PNG

A light plane that crashed while allegedly being used to smuggle cocaine from Papua New Guinea to Australia was not airworthy, a court has been told.

Papua New Guinea's Mount Ulawun volcano erupts, spewing plumes 3,000 metres high

Plumes from one of the world's most hazardous volcanoes prompt a warning to airline pilots in the area.
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Papua New Guinea's Mount Ulawun volcano erupts, spewing plumes 3,000 metres high

Plumes from one of the world's most hazardous volcanoes prompt a warning to airline pilots in the area.

Penny Wong on second trip to region as Foreign Minister

Foreign minister Penny Wong has flown back to the Pacific overnight, in the midst her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi’s eight-country tour, as Australia and China’s duelling diplomatic tours of the region continue.
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Penny Wong on second trip to region as Foreign Minister

Foreign minister Penny Wong has flown back to the Pacific overnight, in the midst her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi’s eight-country tour, as Australia and China’s duelling diplomatic tours of the region continue.

China's Pacific blitz raises international concerns

Foreign leaders are reacting to China's Pacific Islands tour as Foreign Minister Penny Wong prepares to return to the region - this time to Tonga and Samoa. Natalie Whiting reports.
Papua New Guinea

China's Pacific blitz raises international concerns

Foreign leaders are reacting to China's Pacific Islands tour as Foreign Minister Penny Wong prepares to return to the region - this time to Tonga and Samoa. Natalie Whiting reports.

'When it was leaked, it was dead': Here's why China's Pacific deal fell over

China talks a lot about consensus, but has done very little to seek it in the Pacific, writes foreign affairs reporter Stephen Dziedzic. 
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'When it was leaked, it was dead': Here's why China's Pacific deal fell over

China talks a lot about consensus, but has done very little to seek it in the Pacific, writes foreign affairs reporter Stephen Dziedzic. 

Pacific leaders have been careful in their wording, but their message to China is unmistakable

China talks a lot about consensus, but has done very little to seek it, writes foreign affairs reporter Stephen Dziedzic. 
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Pacific leaders have been careful in their wording, but their message to China is unmistakable

China talks a lot about consensus, but has done very little to seek it, writes foreign affairs reporter Stephen Dziedzic. 

China's Foreign Minister is on a Pacific charm offensive, but he'll land in PNG at a rather awkward moment

When China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi lands in PNG, the streets will likely be full of people cheering and chanting. But they won't be welcoming him, writes Natalie Whiting. 
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China's Foreign Minister is on a Pacific charm offensive, but he'll land in PNG at a rather awkward moment

When China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi lands in PNG, the streets will likely be full of people cheering and chanting. But they won't be welcoming him, writes Natalie Whiting. 

China still has Pacific ambitions despite scrapping proposed region-wide deal

China's government appears confident it can strike a sweeping trade and security agreement with 10 Pacific Island states despite being forced to shelve its proposed agreement.
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China still has Pacific ambitions despite scrapping proposed region-wide deal

China's government appears confident it can strike a sweeping trade and security agreement with 10 Pacific Island states despite being forced to shelve its proposed agreement.

Australian police had eyes on plane used in ill-fated drug run, court hears

The light aircraft crashed during take-off and prosecutors allege it was carrying more than 500kg of cocaine. Four men today faced a committal hearing in Cairns.
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Australian police had eyes on plane used in ill-fated drug run, court hears

The light aircraft crashed during take-off and prosecutors allege it was carrying more than 500kg of cocaine. Four men today faced a committal hearing in Cairns.

China seeks region-wide Pacific Islands agreement

A draft communique and five-year action plan sent by Beijing to 10 Pacific islands prompted pushback from at least one of the invited nations, which says it showed China's intent to control the region.
Papua New Guinea

China seeks region-wide Pacific Islands agreement

A draft communique and five-year action plan sent by Beijing to 10 Pacific islands prompted pushback from at least one of the invited nations, which says it showed China's intent to control the region.

'She wastes cassava': Navigating infertility in the Pacific

Pacific Islanders are renowned for having big, tight-knit families, but this can create problems for women who struggle with fertility. 
Papua New Guinea

'She wastes cassava': Navigating infertility in the Pacific

Pacific Islanders are renowned for having big, tight-knit families, but this can create problems for women who struggle with fertility. 

Graphic novel about refugee experience wins $30,000 and top prize at literary awards

Artist, writer and educator Safdar Ahmed has won Book of the Year and the Multicultural NSW Award at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards for Still Alive.
Papua New Guinea

Graphic novel about refugee experience wins $30,000 and top prize at literary awards

Artist, writer and educator Safdar Ahmed has won Book of the Year and the Multicultural NSW Award at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards for Still Alive.

Papua New Guinea grapples with tuberculosis epidemic

Australia's nearest neighbour, Papua New Guinea is a global hotspot for tuberculosis, while the world's attention has been focused on COVID-19.There are now calls for increased investment to combat the deadly communicable disease.
Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea grapples with tuberculosis epidemic

Australia's nearest neighbour, Papua New Guinea is a global hotspot for tuberculosis, while the world's attention has been focused on COVID-19.There are now calls for increased investment to combat the deadly communicable disease.

'With this, you lose everything': Postcards from the frontlines of climate change

For Pacific nations, climate change is not a hypothetical future event — it's already happening, with relocations and legal measures to protect sovereignty already underway.
Papua New Guinea

'With this, you lose everything': Postcards from the frontlines of climate change

For Pacific nations, climate change is not a hypothetical future event — it's already happening, with relocations and legal measures to protect sovereignty already underway.

PNG's general election delayed after Deputy Prime Minister Sam Basil dies in a car crash

Police are investigating a motor vehicle accident that killed Papua New Guinea's Deputy Prime Minister Sam Basil on the eve of the 2022 general election nominations. 
Papua New Guinea

PNG's general election delayed after Deputy Prime Minister Sam Basil dies in a car crash

Police are investigating a motor vehicle accident that killed Papua New Guinea's Deputy Prime Minister Sam Basil on the eve of the 2022 general election nominations. 

'We don't want to be the first refugees': Mass migration and 'brain drain' — the price of climate change on the frontlines

For Pacific nations, climate change is not a hypothetical future event — it's already happening, with relocations and legal measures to protect sovereignty already underway.
Papua New Guinea

'We don't want to be the first refugees': Mass migration and 'brain drain' — the price of climate change on the frontlines

For Pacific nations, climate change is not a hypothetical future event — it's already happening, with relocations and legal measures to protect sovereignty already underway.

Papua New Guinea's Deputy Prime Minister Sam Basil dies on eve of election nominations

Police are investigating a motor vehicle accident that killed Papua New Guinea's Deputy Prime Minister Sam Basil on the eve of the 2022 general election nominations. 
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Papua New Guinea's Deputy Prime Minister Sam Basil dies on eve of election nominations

Police are investigating a motor vehicle accident that killed Papua New Guinea's Deputy Prime Minister Sam Basil on the eve of the 2022 general election nominations. 

Papua New Guinea's Deputy Prime Minister Sam Basil dies in car accident

Police are investigating a vehicle accident that killed Papua New Guinea's Deputy Prime Minister Sam Basil, in the country's north.
Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's Deputy Prime Minister Sam Basil dies in car accident

Police are investigating a vehicle accident that killed Papua New Guinea's Deputy Prime Minister Sam Basil, in the country's north.

'We don't want to be the first refugees': Mass migration and 'brain drain' — the price of climate change of the frontlines

For Pacific nations, climate change is not a hypothetical future event — it's already happening, with relocations and legal measures to protect sovereignty already underway.
Papua New Guinea

'We don't want to be the first refugees': Mass migration and 'brain drain' — the price of climate change of the frontlines

For Pacific nations, climate change is not a hypothetical future event — it's already happening, with relocations and legal measures to protect sovereignty already underway.

'With this, you lose everything': For Australia's neighbours, climate change isn't a future event — it’s happening now

For Pacific nations, climate change is not a hypothetical future event — it's already happening, with relocations and legal measures to protect sovereignty already underway.
Papua New Guinea

'With this, you lose everything': For Australia's neighbours, climate change isn't a future event — it’s happening now

For Pacific nations, climate change is not a hypothetical future event — it's already happening, with relocations and legal measures to protect sovereignty already underway.

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