It is timely to consider the legal implications of last week's ruling by the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea which held the detention of asylum seekers at Manus Island Processing Centre (MIPC) breached their constitutional rights to...Show More Summary
An Australian scientist is on a quest to find an affordable treatment to combat deadly snake bites in Papua New Guinea.
High risk, potentially cancer causing human papillomavirus infections are common among women in Papua New Guinea. But self sampling with vaginal swabs may provide materials that screen as accurately as the more labor-intensive approach using cervical samples obtained by clinicians. Show More Summary
Scientists in Papua New Guinea were recently able to tie in their love of science fantasy with their research, naming a newly-discovered species of beetle after Chewbacca. According to Discovery News, the Trigonopterus chewbacca weevil...Show More Summary
A group of scientists have described four new species of weevil beetles found in Papua New Guinea. One of them was named Trigonopterus chewbacca, after the Wookiee we all know and love from Star Wars. The other beetles have names that don’t relate to any pop culture franchise. Show More Summary
Dr Matthew H. Van Dam of the SNSB-Zoological State Collection, Raymond Laufa of The University of Papua New Guinea, and Dr Alexander Riedel of the Natural History Museum of Karlsruhe have discovered a new species of weevil, and they’ve named it after the beloved character Chewbacca from the Star Wars film series. Show More Summary
The saga of Australia's controversial offshore refugee detention centers took an unexpected turn Tuesday when the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea ordered that the biggest facility, on its Manus Island, be closed. Between 2010 and 2014, Australia saw a huge influx of refugees — many from Afghanistan, Iran and Bangladesh — attempting sea journeys. The government […]
"We did not anticipate the asylum seekers to be kept as long as they have"
[youtube:y05UoA7gfiY] On Tuesday Papua New Guinea’s supreme court ruled that the detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island is illegal and ordered the governments of PNG and Australia take immediate action to end the practice. Daniel...Show More Summary
PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill's announcement comes after the country's supreme court ruled the camp was illegal.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea said on Wednesday it will close an Australian immigration center on a northern island after its Supreme Court ruled it unlawful, but Australia ruled out accepting more than 800 asylum seekers detained there.
Once again, the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court has demonstrated its forthright independence by finding against the PNG Government over the legality of the Australian funded Manus asylum seeker detention facility. In a five to zero ruling,...Show More Summary
Chewbacca, the fictional 'Star Wars' character, has given his name to a new species of flightless beetle, discovered in New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Although Trigonopterus chewbacca was only one of the four black new weevil beetles found during the expedition, it stood out with its curious scales, which made the authors think of Han Solo's loyal companion. read more
Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court has ruled that detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island is illegal and must stop.
In their order, the judges said Australia and Papua New Guinea must "take all steps necessary" to stop the "unconstitutional and illegal detention of the asylum seekers."
Papua New Guinea's (PNG) Supreme Court ruled the detention of migrants applying for asylum in Australia at the center located on PNG's island of Manus is illegal, local media reported Tuesday.
Australia houses 850 refugees and illegal immigrants on the Papuan island of Manus
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that Australia's practice of detaining asylum seekers on PNG's northern Manus Island was illegal and must stop.
By Alastair Davis, an intern in the Lowy Institute's Melanesia Program. Papua New Guinea is still experiencing a tense political atmosphere. Elements of the police force are in open dispute over the legality of arrests made by anti-corruption...Show More Summary
There’s a problem with having your economy as one of the world’s most dependent on the natural resources sector; when global commodity prices come down you come down with them. Mongolia, Timor-Leste and Laos, to name a few in our region, have all faced a dramatic change of fortunes in 2015. Show More Summary