Papua New Guinea



Man accused of $117m Ok Tedi fraud living in Cairns as Australia weighs extradition request

A Papua New Guinea government minister and top justice officials have revealed «extreme» frustrations with Australia, accusing it of harbouring a Cairns resident wanted for one of the biggest alleged frauds in the country's legal history.
Papua New Guinea

Man accused of $117m Ok Tedi fraud living in Cairns as Australia weighs extradition request

A Papua New Guinea government minister and top justice officials have revealed «extreme» frustrations with Australia, accusing it of harbouring a Cairns resident wanted for one of the biggest alleged frauds in the country's legal history.

Australia accused of harbouring alleged fraudster Samson Jubi

A Papua New Guinea government minister and the police force have accused Australia of harbouring Samson Jubi, who is wanted for one of the biggest frauds in the country's history.
Papua New Guinea

Australia accused of harbouring alleged fraudster Samson Jubi

A Papua New Guinea government minister and the police force have accused Australia of harbouring Samson Jubi, who is wanted for one of the biggest frauds in the country's history.

'Extremely frustrated': PNG angry at Australia's delays on request for alleged fraudster in Cairns

A Papua New Guinea government minister and top justice officials have revealed «extreme» frustrations with Australia, accusing it of harbouring a Cairns resident wanted for one of the biggest alleged frauds in the country's legal history.
Papua New Guinea

'Extremely frustrated': PNG angry at Australia's delays on request for alleged fraudster in Cairns

A Papua New Guinea government minister and top justice officials have revealed «extreme» frustrations with Australia, accusing it of harbouring a Cairns resident wanted for one of the biggest alleged frauds in the country's legal history.

Police feared 'black flight' drug syndicate investigation would be exposed in court, magistrate told

A court has heard surveillance devices were used to monitor members of an alleged syndicate police believed were planning to import drugs from PNG, but they thought their investigation would be revealed following a drug bust in Melbourne.
Papua New Guinea

Police feared 'black flight' drug syndicate investigation would be exposed in court, magistrate told

A court has heard surveillance devices were used to monitor members of an alleged syndicate police believed were planning to import drugs from PNG, but they thought their investigation would be revealed following a drug bust in Melbourne.

More than just a game — why the Prime Minister's XIII still means something

The Prime Minister's XIII matches between Australia and Papua New Guinea tend not to produce close games of rugby league, but that doesn't mean they're not important, writes Ali Almond.
Papua New Guinea

More than just a game — why the Prime Minister's XIII still means something

The Prime Minister's XIII matches between Australia and Papua New Guinea tend not to produce close games of rugby league, but that doesn't mean they're not important, writes Ali Almond.

Stranded Papua New Guinea earthquake survivors airlifted to safety

Volunteer rescuers have performed non-stop airlifts in remote areas of Papua New Guinea, seeking to reach victims two days after a massive 7.6-magnitude earthquake.
Papua New Guinea

Stranded Papua New Guinea earthquake survivors airlifted to safety

Volunteer rescuers have performed non-stop airlifts in remote areas of Papua New Guinea, seeking to reach victims two days after a massive 7.6-magnitude earthquake.

Mountain side 'disappears' as rescuers airlift PNG earthquake survivors to safety

Rescuers are rushing to help people in remote communities affected by the 7.6-magnitude earthquake as the scale of the disaster becomes clearer.
Papua New Guinea

Mountain side 'disappears' as rescuers airlift PNG earthquake survivors to safety

Rescuers are rushing to help people in remote communities affected by the 7.6-magnitude earthquake as the scale of the disaster becomes clearer.

PNG Cricket's king and queen are living their dreams. A decade ago, it would have been impossible

Having once only existed on raw talent, passion and little else, cricket in Papua New Guinea has come far in the last 10 years.
Papua New Guinea

PNG Cricket's king and queen are living their dreams. A decade ago, it would have been impossible

Having once only existed on raw talent, passion and little else, cricket in Papua New Guinea has come far in the last 10 years.

At least four killed after 'violent' earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea

There are fears the death toll will rise after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake hit eastern Papua New Guinea, damaging homes and essential infrastructure.
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At least four killed after 'violent' earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea

There are fears the death toll will rise after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake hit eastern Papua New Guinea, damaging homes and essential infrastructure.

Papua New Guinea earthquake kills at least four

At least four people are dead after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake in eastern Papua New Guinea, which also injured others and damaged property and essential infrastructure.
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Papua New Guinea earthquake kills at least four

At least four people are dead after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake in eastern Papua New Guinea, which also injured others and damaged property and essential infrastructure.

'Like sitting on a sea': Papua New Guinea rocked by magnitude 7.6 earthquake

The US Geological Survey, which said the quake hit eastern Papua New Guinea at 9:46am on Sunday, warned there could be «minor sea-level fluctuations in some coastal areas».
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'Like sitting on a sea': Papua New Guinea rocked by magnitude 7.6 earthquake

The US Geological Survey, which said the quake hit eastern Papua New Guinea at 9:46am on Sunday, warned there could be «minor sea-level fluctuations in some coastal areas».

'I was once an Australian': These Indigenous men want to work and pay taxes, so why aren’t they allowed to?

The government is under pressure to urgently resolve a legal grey area that is leaving some Indigenous people in limbo, unable to work or access Centrelink, for years.
Papua New Guinea

'I was once an Australian': These Indigenous men want to work and pay taxes, so why aren’t they allowed to?

The government is under pressure to urgently resolve a legal grey area that is leaving some Indigenous people in limbo, unable to work or access Centrelink, for years.

These MPs may sit on opposite sides, but they share a bond — they're the only two women in PNG's parliament

Papua New Guinea's recent election has delivered women to parliament for the first time in years, prompting calls for further action to improve gender representation.
Papua New Guinea

These MPs may sit on opposite sides, but they share a bond — they're the only two women in PNG's parliament

Papua New Guinea's recent election has delivered women to parliament for the first time in years, prompting calls for further action to improve gender representation.

Australia and PNG in security talks amid concerns over China

Foreign Minister Penny Wong is visiting PNG, the fifth pacific country she has toured since taking on the job. Natalie Whiting reports.
Papua New Guinea

Australia and PNG in security talks amid concerns over China

Foreign Minister Penny Wong is visiting PNG, the fifth pacific country she has toured since taking on the job. Natalie Whiting reports.

Navy ships temporarily banned from Solomon Islands ports

The Solomon Islands government puts a moratorium on all navy vessels entering its ports, saying it needs to review approval requirements and procedures. 
Papua New Guinea

Navy ships temporarily banned from Solomon Islands ports

The Solomon Islands government puts a moratorium on all navy vessels entering its ports, saying it needs to review approval requirements and procedures. 

Papua New Guinea reveals it wants to negotiate a new security treaty with Australia

Australia and Papua New Guinea have strong security links, and while the two countries have never signed a formal treaty, the fact one is being considered may signal a desire to build a deeper defence relationship as China entrenches its power in the Pacifi
Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea reveals it wants to negotiate a new security treaty with Australia

Australia and Papua New Guinea have strong security links, and while the two countries have never signed a formal treaty, the fact one is being considered may signal a desire to build a deeper defence relationship as China entrenches its power in the Pacific.

How two prime ministers made sure the PNG Hunters' long-awaited homecoming would take place

It took a conversation between the Australian and Papua New Guinean prime ministers to make sure the Hunters' Queensland Cup match against the Mackay Cutters in Port Moresby on Saturday goes ahead, writes Ali Almond.
Papua New Guinea

How two prime ministers made sure the PNG Hunters' long-awaited homecoming would take place

It took a conversation between the Australian and Papua New Guinean prime ministers to make sure the Hunters' Queensland Cup match against the Mackay Cutters in Port Moresby on Saturday goes ahead, writes Ali Almond.

US Coast Guard vessel patrolling for illegal fishing unable to refuel in Solomon Islands

A US Coast Guard official says one of its boats was unable to obtain entry to refuel in Honiara while on patrol.
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US Coast Guard vessel patrolling for illegal fishing unable to refuel in Solomon Islands

A US Coast Guard official says one of its boats was unable to obtain entry to refuel in Honiara while on patrol.

Farewell Fooey: Tormentor of local cats, faithful custodian of the ABC's PNG bureau

Fooey faithfully served the ABC for more than a decade, officially as a guard dog, but with a side hustle as an emotional support animal.
Papua New Guinea

Farewell Fooey: Tormentor of local cats, faithful custodian of the ABC's PNG bureau

Fooey faithfully served the ABC for more than a decade, officially as a guard dog, but with a side hustle as an emotional support animal.

James Marape returned as PNG's prime minister after tense election

Following weeks of voting and, at times, violent political unrest, Papua New Guinea's incumbent Prime Minister will return to the top job, leading a coalition government.
Papua New Guinea

James Marape returned as PNG's prime minister after tense election

Following weeks of voting and, at times, violent political unrest, Papua New Guinea's incumbent Prime Minister will return to the top job, leading a coalition government.

Concerns West Papuan independence battle with Indonesia overlooked

The leader of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua says their fight for independence over Indonesia has been overshadowed by other issues facing the Pacific.
Papua New Guinea

Concerns West Papuan independence battle with Indonesia overlooked

The leader of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua says their fight for independence over Indonesia has been overshadowed by other issues facing the Pacific.

'Are you sitting down?': Scientist believes jellyfish caught on film may be new species

Marine biologists are excited over the sighting and filming of a jellyfish in the ocean off Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea

'Are you sitting down?': Scientist believes jellyfish caught on film may be new species

Marine biologists are excited over the sighting and filming of a jellyfish in the ocean off Papua New Guinea.

PNG flagbearer for Commonwealth Games on injury comeback and family tragedy

PNG's flagbearer for the Commonwealth Games, Rellie Kaputin opens up about recovering from the passing of her aunt and her career-threatening injury.
Papua New Guinea

PNG flagbearer for Commonwealth Games on injury comeback and family tragedy

PNG's flagbearer for the Commonwealth Games, Rellie Kaputin opens up about recovering from the passing of her aunt and her career-threatening injury.

When a crowd was attacked by men wielding machetes in PNG, they thought they were doomed. A turn of the knife saved them

Amid Papua New Guinea's ongoing election-related violence, a machete-wielding gang has chased down people outside a vote-counting centre in Port Moresby. A curious choice by the attackers has stoked fear and rumours about possible motives to derail the ele
Papua New Guinea

When a crowd was attacked by men wielding machetes in PNG, they thought they were doomed. A turn of the knife saved them

Amid Papua New Guinea's ongoing election-related violence, a machete-wielding gang has chased down people outside a vote-counting centre in Port Moresby. A curious choice by the attackers has stoked fear and rumours about possible motives to derail the electoral process.

Brave, beaming and resolute: Meet Papua New Guinea's flag-bearing warrior, Rellie Kaputin

When Kaputin broke her ankle demonstrating a jump for kids in PNG, she was told she wouldn't walk for a year. Eighteen months later, she had qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, and is now PNG's flag-bearer for the Commonwealth Games. 
Papua New Guinea

Brave, beaming and resolute: Meet Papua New Guinea's flag-bearing warrior, Rellie Kaputin

When Kaputin broke her ankle demonstrating a jump for kids in PNG, she was told she wouldn't walk for a year. Eighteen months later, she had qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, and is now PNG's flag-bearer for the Commonwealth Games. 

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