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Dragon ants are coming: New 'Game of Thrones' species identified

The dragons from 'Game of Thrones' have come to life in insect form. New ant species that appear dragon-like due to their large and distinctive spines were recently found in the tropical rainforests of Papua New Guinea. Although they...Show More Summary

Australian Doctors Challenge Refugee Detention Secrecy in High Court

Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), President Karen Healy said that the association is consistently warning about the harm done to children in mandatory detention in land camps on Nauru and Papua New Guinea.

How the gloss came off PNG's PM Peter O'Neill

Papua New Guinea’s Peter O’Neill survived last Friday’s vote of no confidence, the first since his turbulent term as prime minister began in 2011. With Parliament to now adjourn until August, O’Neill looks set to remain prime minister until next year’s June election. Show More Summary

Papua New Guinea PM O'Neill survives no-confidence vote: media

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill on Friday survived a no-confidence vote, EMTV reported, an outcome unlikely to end the upheaval in a country developing lucrative projects with energy majors ExxonMobil Corp and French giant Total SA.

Exxon Mobil Acquires InterOil for $2.5 Million

InterOil’s holdings in Papua New Guinea are a potential source for liquefied natural gas.

ExxonMobil to buy InterOil for about $2.5 billion

(Reuters) - ExxonMobil Corp said it would buy InterOil Corp for more than $2.5 billion in stock, adding a new gas field to expand its exports from Papua New Guinea. Exxon Mobil said it would pay InterOil shareholders $45 per share in stock. Show More Summary

No confidence vote: Showdown in PNG politics

In less than 24 hours, Papua New Guineans will know the fate of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill when the national parliament sits for a vote of no-confidence. There are three possible scenarios: O'Neill may survive the vote; he may optShow More Summary

Oil Search bows to ExxonMobil in battle for InterOil

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's Oil Search Ltd on Thursday cleared the way for ExxonMobil Corp to take over InterOil Corp for $2.2 billion, opting not to raise its rival offer for its partner in a rich Papua New Guinea gas field. ExxonMobil...Show More Summary

5 Financial Reasons Paid Parental Leave Is Essential for Moms and Dads

The United States is one of only two countries in the world that does not offer guaranteed family leave for new parents — the other one being Papua New Guinea. The U.S. isn't completely without family leave policy, of course. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 guarantees that...

Total seen unlikely to fight ExxonMobil over South Pacific gas

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Total SA is unlikely to take on ExxonMobil in a bidding war for explorer InterOil Corp, the French giant's partner in a rich gas field in Papua New Guinea, analysts said on Wednesday.ExxonMobil this week trumped an offer from Oil Search, which was backed by Total. Show More Summary

Pacific links: PNG's O'Neill under pressure; West Papua, Pacific work migration and more

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill will face a vote of no confidence motion in Parliament this Friday. Despite a very healthy majority, lobbying for numbers has been fierce this week in the land of the unpredictable. For a...Show More Summary

ExxonMobil bids $2.2 billion for InterOil, may spark bidding war

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - ExxonMobil Corp has made a bid worth at least $2.2 billion for Papua New Guinea-focused InterOil Corp, winning the support of InterOil and topping an offer from Oil Search Ltd, Oil Search said on Monday. ExxonMobil's...Show More Summary

Pressure mounting on Papua New Guinea PM O'Neill over graft allegations

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Attempts by Papua New Guinea's opposition to oust Prime Minister Peter O'Neill over corruption allegations gained steam on Friday as five lawmakers defected from his government and a motion of no confidence was served against him in Parliament.

Creating jobs in Papua New Guinea: The role of young entrepreneurs

By Jonathan Pryke, Research Fellow and Director of the Aus-PNG Network, Melanesia Program, and Anna Kirk, Research Associate, Melanesia Program. Although the focus today in Papua New Guinea is very much on events in parliament, the Pacific...Show More Summary

Britain's New Top Diplomat Has Offended a Lot of People

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, President Obama, the people of Papua New Guinea, and many others around the world have something in common: They've all been insulted at one point or another by Boris Johnson, Britain's new top diplomat. The colorful former mayor of London and prominent Brexit supporter was appointed...

Marlon James' Great American Novel: None (with an 'American Tabloid' asterisk)

There is no such thing as the Great American Novel. Nor the great Russian, Swedish, Irish or Papua New Guinean novel for that matter. In fact, once you import the concept, you realize how ridiculous it is. But also how strangely American, mostly because this is one of few countries where such a...

Rio gives away mining stake

Rio Tinto Group gives away its stake in the company that owns an abandoned mine in Papua New Guinea. ||| Singapore - Rio Tinto Group has given away its stake in the company that owns an abandoned mine in Papua New Guinea with potential...Show More Summary

How Paid Leave Benefits Everyone

The U.S. is behind the rest of the world when it comes to offering paid leave, and it's hurting more than just new parents. The U.S. and Papua New Guinea are the only industrialized countries in the world that don't have public policies for paid leave. Show More Summary

Making ground in the fight against gender-based violence in Papua New Guinea

By Jonathan Pryke, Research Fellow and Director of the Aus-PNG Network in the Lowy Institute's Melanesia Program, and Kath Taplin, Senior Development Manager for Femili PNG Rates of gender-based violence in Papua New Guinea (and in the Pacific Islands region more broadly) are among the highest in the world. Show More Summary

This endangered tree kangaroo baby could be vital to his species' survival

Nope, it's not a giant, red koala, if that's what you're thinking.  It's actually a  Goodfellow's tree kangaroo, an endangered marsupial native to Papua New Guinea.  SEE ALSO: Kangaroo makes an unexpected breakfast visit to a café This male joey, named Mian, was the size of a jellybean when it was born at Perth Zoo six months ago. Show More Summary

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