[youtube:o3Xasz8FyQs] Student protests across Papua New Guinea continue as Prime Minister O’Neill has refused demands to step aside. Four weeks of protest has forced UPNG to suspend the teaching semester, with the Vice-Chancellor demanding students vacate the premises in 48 hours. Show More Summary
A $2.2 billion liquefied natural gas deal in the Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea would not normally attract the interest of an oil industry super-major such as Exxon Mobil -- if it wasn't for corporate pride and a desire to keep the French out of Exxon Mobil's backyard. Until [...]
Oil Search’s offer to buy InterOil is canny and opportunistic. The buyer will only pay later for future gas discoveries. An agreement to sell a big chunk straight on to France’s Total also cuts the chance of a rival bid. It leaves InterOil investors with an unattractive choice.
By Alastair Davis, an intern in the Lowy Institute's Melanesia Program. Police are patrolling the two main campuses of the University of Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby following a two week protest by students calling for the resignation...Show More Summary
A new wave of investments in Papua New Guinea’s energy sector could see some $19bn of projects launched in the coming years, boosting the country’s liquefied natural
Students at the University of Papua New Guinea are the latest in a long list of those in the firing line for denouncing the leadership of PNG’s seemingly impregnable Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. The students have been on strike against the government since the end of last month. Show More Summary
On 26 April 2016, the highest court in Papua New Guinea held that the detention of refugees and asylum seekers in its Australian-funded 'processing' centres was unconstitutional. This was based on Section 42 of the PNG Constitution which sets out a right to liberty. Show More Summary
From gang members to basketball players - a visual journey through a society and culture undergoing rapid change.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Lawyers acting for 900 people held in Papua New Guinea on behalf of Australia asked a court on Friday to hasten compensation claims for their illegal detention, kicking off the first stage of legal action that could see the refugees return to Australia.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea has relaxed restrictions on nearly 900 asylum seekers held on behalf of Australia, allowing them to leave the detention center during the day, a lawyer said on Thursday, but a rights group dismissed the move as "window-dressing".
It's being called the "Hit of the Year," and we're only in May. That's what happened when Fiji and Papua New Guinea played a Rugby League test match over the weekend. Fiji's Brayden Wiliame broke up the middle and found himself bearing down on Papua New Guinea's David Mead. Show More Summary
Students at the University of Papua New Guinea continue to hold peaceful protests against government interference in ongoing corruption cases. If the protests do not end soon, the full semester will be suspended. The Ombudsman Commission has built on the students protests by also calling for leaders facing charges to step down. Show More Summary
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The fate of nearly 900 men held in an Australian detention center in Papua New Guinea is unlikely to be determined for several months, Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said on Monday.
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 […]