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Toasting liberties instead of taking them

ALL politics is local and for Australia, that means putting our nearest neighbour Papua New Guinea front and centre. Except we don’t. This year we…

Five Under-19 teams to play World Cup Qualifier

4 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Ireland, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Uganda and USA will participate in the qualifiers of the 2016 Under-19 World Cup, in Kuala Lumpur from October 15 to 22

I said dare to dream, and who knows - Jones

2 weeks agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Sometimes fairy tales do happen in sport. Geraint Jones, Ashes winner in 2005 turned priceless county pro - via Papua New Guinea - signed off his professional career by being chaired around Lord's

Turnbull committed on climate: PNG

Papua New Guinea buoyed by new leader's enthusiasm for tackling climate change.

Pacific Island links: Papua New Guinea's 40th independence anniversary special

A special report from The Australian commemorating the 40th anniversary of PNG's independence. Dame Carol Kidu and Sean Dorney reflect on PNG at 40 and their connections to the country. They emphasise the importance of accepting that,...Show More Summary

Could PNG teach Australia a thing or two about political stability?

Australian officials used to fret about the so-called 'arc of instability' of Melanesian nations in our neighbourhood, with particular concern about regular votes of no confidence in our former colony, Papua New Guinea. But the sudden...Show More Summary

Oil Search Rebuffs $8 Billion Offer From Woodside

But oil and gas industry bankers expect Woodside to make another offer for the Papua New Guinea natural gas producer.

Pacific Islands Forum: Climate change obscures other serious challenges

Pacific Islands Forum leaders met in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea last week. The meeting was highly anticipated for a few reasons. It is the first Forum hosted by PNG’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, who has clear regional leadership ambitions. Show More Summary

Overseas giant primed for Santos asset

Santos seen in advanced discussions over the listed company’s Papua New Guinea assets.

Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake occurred Sunday in Papua New Guinea, the United States Geological Survey said.

Barrick Continues To Battle Weak Gold Prices With Latest Stake Sale

Barrick Gold Corporation recently announced the sale of a 50% interest in Barrick (Niugini) Limited, the entity which holds a 95% stake in the Porgera gold mine, located in Papua New Guinea. The Porgera mine accounted for around 7% of the company’s consolidated gold shipments in 2014. Show More Summary

Australian PM fends off climate critics at Pacific summit

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday defended his country's climate change policy during a regional summit in Papua New Guinea, amid calls from Pacific island leaders to end new coal mine construction worldwide.

Papua New Guinea: A Family Matter

A doctor in Papua New Guinea finds that involving men in family planning is the key to reducing maternal mortality.

Severe drought, floods destroy crops in Papua New Guinea highlands

AVANINOFI, Papua New Guinea (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One day last March, farmers in this village on the banks of the Kafetina River, in the mountainous highlands of Papua New Guinea, watched their food gardens swept away by pouring rain, flooding and landslides.

The worst frost and drought in Papua New Guinea since 1997: What happens next?

Of Papua New Guinea's population of about 8 million, 80% are rural villagers who produce most of their own food. This makes them vulnerable to extreme weather events. Reports of severe impact on food crops from the recent frosts and ongoing drought in Papua New Guinea are coming from most areas in the Central Highlands. Show More Summary

Australia–Papua New Guinea relations: could do better

By Jenny Hayward-Jones, Director of the Lowy Institute's Melanesia Program, and Jonathan Pryke, Research Fellow. While it's managing its response to serious economic challenges brought about by a budget deficit and drought, Papua New...Show More Summary

Papua New Guinea: Keep calm and muddle through?

By Jenny Hayward-Jones, Director of the Lowy Institute's Melanesia Program, and Jonathan Pryke, Research Fellow. Papua New Guinea has been in the international spotlight a lot in the last month and it has been almost all bad news. Revelations...Show More Summary

Experience Gift Voucher Giveaway for Father’s Day

Sponsored by Nuffnang and RedBalloon When I reflect about my Dad around Father’s Day, I think about the stories, and there is one memory that stands out for me. When I was a girl, I lived in a remote village in Papua New Guinea with my family. My Dad set up a warehouse for the village […]

Papua New Guinea warns of worst drought in 20 years

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An intensifying El Nino may bring the worst drought in 20 years to Papua New Guinea, the country's prime minister said, raising fears that production of the country's critical agricultural commodities may drop.

Free domestic violence hotline launches in Papua New Guinea

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A free hotline offering counseling to victims of domestic and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea was launched on Wednesday in response to widespread violence against women and girls.

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