Papua New Guinea



Extra aid package has some development observers scratching their heads

The Federal Government has effectively increased Australia's foreign aid program with a one-off supplementary funding package to help Pacific countries recover from COVID-19.
Papua New Guinea

Extra aid package has some development observers scratching their heads

The Federal Government has effectively increased Australia's foreign aid program with a one-off supplementary funding package to help Pacific countries recover from COVID-19.

This St George Illawarra recruit is changing how men in her home country view female athletes

St George Illawarra Dragons recruit Elsie Albert is a hero in her home country of Papua New Guinea, but attitudes to female athletes haven't always been so warm there.
Papua New Guinea

This St George Illawarra recruit is changing how men in her home country view female athletes

St George Illawarra Dragons recruit Elsie Albert is a hero in her home country of Papua New Guinea, but attitudes to female athletes haven't always been so warm there.

In a league of her own: 'Trailblazer' Elsie Albert becomes the first PNG woman to play NRLW

St George Illawarra Dragons recruit Elsie Albert is a hero in her home country of Papua New Guinea, but attitudes to female athletes haven't always been so warm there.
Papua New Guinea

In a league of her own: 'Trailblazer' Elsie Albert becomes the first PNG woman to play NRLW

St George Illawarra Dragons recruit Elsie Albert is a hero in her home country of Papua New Guinea, but attitudes to female athletes haven't always been so warm there.

Australia could soon embark on a national vaccine program. How did they do it in the Pacific?

Pacific Island nations have recently overcome hurdles to roll out vaccines to remote locations and win trust from sceptics. Experts say Australia could learn lessons from its neighbours when the time comes to deliver a COVID-19 vaccine.
Papua New Guinea

Australia could soon embark on a national vaccine program. How did they do it in the Pacific?

Pacific Island nations have recently overcome hurdles to roll out vaccines to remote locations and win trust from sceptics. Experts say Australia could learn lessons from its neighbours when the time comes to deliver a COVID-19 vaccine.

From rebel commander to Bougainville's newest leader, Ishmael Toroama is about to be sworn in

Thirty years ago, Ishmael Toroama was leading troops in a rebel army during a bloody conflict in Bougainville. Now, he will be sworn in as president as the region works to gain independence from Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea

From rebel commander to Bougainville's newest leader, Ishmael Toroama is about to be sworn in

Thirty years ago, Ishmael Toroama was leading troops in a rebel army during a bloody conflict in Bougainville. Now, he will be sworn in as president as the region works to gain independence from Papua New Guinea.

Army captain demoted for misconduct following sexual complaint during PNG posting

A court martial demotes William Howieson to the rank of lieutenant, saying he discredited the Australian military by asking a medic to help him collect semen.
Papua New Guinea

Army captain demoted for misconduct following sexual complaint during PNG posting

A court martial demotes William Howieson to the rank of lieutenant, saying he discredited the Australian military by asking a medic to help him collect semen.

Army captain cleared of indecency charges but guilty of misconduct after sexual allegation

Captain Michael Howieson may be jailed after a court martial found he had asked a female soldier to help him collect a semen sample.
Papua New Guinea

Army captain cleared of indecency charges but guilty of misconduct after sexual allegation

Captain Michael Howieson may be jailed after a court martial found he had asked a female soldier to help him collect a semen sample.

Unpaid allowances a source of tension and motive to lie, says court martial defence

The court martial of an Army captain facing charges of indecency and bringing discredit to the Australian Defence Force hears his accuser had a motive to lie.
Papua New Guinea

Unpaid allowances a source of tension and motive to lie, says court martial defence

The court martial of an Army captain facing charges of indecency and bringing discredit to the Australian Defence Force hears his accuser had a motive to lie.

'I want to call this monster out': Domestic violence survivor's story sheds code of silence

PNG-Australian Lydia Gah is determined to inspire change by telling her story as the survivor of a 12-year-long abusive marriage — and her journey back.
Papua New Guinea

'I want to call this monster out': Domestic violence survivor's story sheds code of silence

PNG-Australian Lydia Gah is determined to inspire change by telling her story as the survivor of a 12-year-long abusive marriage — and her journey back.

Cairns man tests positive for COVID-19 after returning from PNG

A worker returning home on a charter flight from Papua New Guinea has tested positive for COVID-19, but authorities say they are «confident» that the risk to the community is low.
Papua New Guinea

Cairns man tests positive for COVID-19 after returning from PNG

A worker returning home on a charter flight from Papua New Guinea has tested positive for COVID-19, but authorities say they are «confident» that the risk to the community is low.

Non-runner attempts 96km Kokoda Track equivalent to fight domestic violence

The Kokoda Track is a demanding, up and down 96km hike that challenges the fittest of walkers, and Adam Everill is training to knock off an equivalent distance in less than a day.
Papua New Guinea

Non-runner attempts 96km Kokoda Track equivalent to fight domestic violence

The Kokoda Track is a demanding, up and down 96km hike that challenges the fittest of walkers, and Adam Everill is training to knock off an equivalent distance in less than a day.

How one Japanese man is making sure people 'will never forget' the war on Australia's doorsteps

When Russell Deka realised nothing had been organised in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, to mark the end of World War II in the Pacific, he knew he had to plan a commemoration.
Papua New Guinea

How one Japanese man is making sure people 'will never forget' the war on Australia's doorsteps

When Russell Deka realised nothing had been organised in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, to mark the end of World War II in the Pacific, he knew he had to plan a commemoration.

'It wasn't brave': The VP Day reflections of veterans who enlisted at 14

The 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Pacific Day brings back memories for many veterans. For Dennis Moule and Roy Crossley, it marks the end of a war that they spent their teenage years fighting.
Papua New Guinea

'It wasn't brave': The VP Day reflections of veterans who enlisted at 14

The 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Pacific Day brings back memories for many veterans. For Dennis Moule and Roy Crossley, it marks the end of a war that they spent their teenage years fighting.

'A boy from Burnie had an important job': Photographer captures Japanese surrender in WWII

Bert Winter's images of the Japanese surrender in New Guinea at the end of World War II forever capture a moment of high emotion and gravity, as General Adachi surrenders his sword to the Australian Army.
Papua New Guinea

'A boy from Burnie had an important job': Photographer captures Japanese surrender in WWII

Bert Winter's images of the Japanese surrender in New Guinea at the end of World War II forever capture a moment of high emotion and gravity, as General Adachi surrenders his sword to the Australian Army.

Two men accused of using 'black flights' to smuggle drugs between Australia and PNG refused bail

Salvatore Formica and Pierinio Forni are ordered to be extradited to Cairns over an alleged drug ring exposed when a plane carrying 500 kilos of cocaine crashed in Papua New Guinea in July.
Papua New Guinea

Two men accused of using 'black flights' to smuggle drugs between Australia and PNG refused bail

Salvatore Formica and Pierinio Forni are ordered to be extradited to Cairns over an alleged drug ring exposed when a plane carrying 500 kilos of cocaine crashed in Papua New Guinea in July.

Suzanna feels 'desperate' after being knocked back from 80 jobs, including one with 700 applicants

Suzanna Martanti is feeling increasingly «desperate» with every job rejection, but she and others struggling with mental health are using coping strategies to reduce stress and anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic.
Papua New Guinea

Suzanna feels 'desperate' after being knocked back from 80 jobs, including one with 700 applicants

Suzanna Martanti is feeling increasingly «desperate» with every job rejection, but she and others struggling with mental health are using coping strategies to reduce stress and anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic.

PNG is walking a tightrope on COVID-19, so it's abandoned lockdowns

Papua New Guinea residents are told they must learn to live with COVID-19 as the Government looks to abandon lockdown measures aimed at preventing the spread of the virus.
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PNG is walking a tightrope on COVID-19, so it's abandoned lockdowns

Papua New Guinea residents are told they must learn to live with COVID-19 as the Government looks to abandon lockdown measures aimed at preventing the spread of the virus.

PNG is walking a tightrope on COVID-19 so it's abandoned lockdowns

Papua New Guinea residents are told they must learn to live with COVID-19 as the Government looks to abandon lockdown measures aimed at preventing the spread of the virus.
Papua New Guinea

PNG is walking a tightrope on COVID-19 so it's abandoned lockdowns

Papua New Guinea residents are told they must learn to live with COVID-19 as the Government looks to abandon lockdown measures aimed at preventing the spread of the virus.

Perth Mint cleared of 'serious misconduct' after claims it bought conflict gold from convicted killer

An investigation into the purchasing practices of the Perth Mint has not found any examples of serious misconduct by the State Government-owned metal refiner.
Papua New Guinea

Perth Mint cleared of 'serious misconduct' after claims it bought conflict gold from convicted killer

An investigation into the purchasing practices of the Perth Mint has not found any examples of serious misconduct by the State Government-owned metal refiner.

My son asked me a question that I couldn't really answer: 'Will we see Dad again?'

I had the year's travel scheduled. The plan was to see each other no less than every 28 days — we even had a spreadsheet! And then coronavirus split us indefinitely, writes Susan Abel.
Papua New Guinea

My son asked me a question that I couldn't really answer: 'Will we see Dad again?'

I had the year's travel scheduled. The plan was to see each other no less than every 28 days — we even had a spreadsheet! And then coronavirus split us indefinitely, writes Susan Abel.

'I was wildly wrong': Residents in bushfire-ravaged Merimbula shocked by 'generous' PNG donation

In Papua New Guinea many people earn less than a dollar a day. But that didn't stop one community from donating tens of thousands of dollars to an Australian town badly affected by the Black Summer bushfires.
Papua New Guinea

'I was wildly wrong': Residents in bushfire-ravaged Merimbula shocked by 'generous' PNG donation

In Papua New Guinea many people earn less than a dollar a day. But that didn't stop one community from donating tens of thousands of dollars to an Australian town badly affected by the Black Summer bushfires.

Australians arrested as PNG police seize 500kg of cocaine after plane crash

Australian authorities make arrests across the country as PNG police seize cocaine worth an estimated $80 million following the crash of a drug smuggling plane this week.
Papua New Guinea

Australians arrested as PNG police seize 500kg of cocaine after plane crash

Australian authorities make arrests across the country as PNG police seize cocaine worth an estimated $80 million following the crash of a drug smuggling plane this week.

Australian arrests as PNG police make massive cocaine seizure after plane crash

Australian authorities make arrests across the country as PNG police seize more than 500 kilograms of cocaine following the crash of a drug smuggling plane this week.
Papua New Guinea

Australian arrests as PNG police make massive cocaine seizure after plane crash

Australian authorities make arrests across the country as PNG police seize more than 500 kilograms of cocaine following the crash of a drug smuggling plane this week.

PNG's latest outbreak started with a case in a coronavirus testing lab. No-one knows what happened

PNG's recent outbreak started at a lab responsible for identifying COVID-19 cases at the country's biggest hospital. But there is still a mystery over how the first case contracted the virus.
Papua New Guinea

PNG's latest outbreak started with a case in a coronavirus testing lab. No-one knows what happened

PNG's recent outbreak started at a lab responsible for identifying COVID-19 cases at the country's biggest hospital. But there is still a mystery over how the first case contracted the virus.

PNG's first major COVID-19 spike has come from within its health system

PNG's recent outbreak started at a lab responsible for identifying COVID-19 cases at the country's biggest hospital. But there is still a mystery over how the first case contracted the virus.
Papua New Guinea

PNG's first major COVID-19 spike has come from within its health system

PNG's recent outbreak started at a lab responsible for identifying COVID-19 cases at the country's biggest hospital. But there is still a mystery over how the first case contracted the virus.

Aussie pilot detained in PNG over mystery plane crash allegedly linked to drugs

An Australian man is detained in Papua New Guinea amid an ongoing investigation into a plane crash, which police suggest may be linked to drug trafficking.
Papua New Guinea

Aussie pilot detained in PNG over mystery plane crash allegedly linked to drugs

An Australian man is detained in Papua New Guinea amid an ongoing investigation into a plane crash, which police suggest may be linked to drug trafficking.

'Grave concern' as PNG's coronavirus cases rise

Papua New Guinea has recorded its biggest daily spike of coronavirus cases, with another eight people diagnosed in Port Moresby, and there are fears the country's weak health system could become overwhelmed.
Papua New Guinea

'Grave concern' as PNG's coronavirus cases rise

Papua New Guinea has recorded its biggest daily spike of coronavirus cases, with another eight people diagnosed in Port Moresby, and there are fears the country's weak health system could become overwhelmed.

Tsunami warning passes for Papua New Guinea after magnitude-7.0 earthquake

The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre briefly issues a warning for «hazardous tsunami waves» in coastal regions within 300 kilometres of Wau in Papua New Guinea after a magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck the region, but later reveals the damage has p
Papua New Guinea

Tsunami warning passes for Papua New Guinea after magnitude-7.0 earthquake

The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre briefly issues a warning for «hazardous tsunami waves» in coastal regions within 300 kilometres of Wau in Papua New Guinea after a magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck the region, but later reveals the damage has passed.

Teen stowaway who ended up owning world's biggest crocodile celebrates 90 years

Before he settled on Green Island, George Craig picked bananas in Jamaica, swam with Tarzan and hunted crocs in PNG — and that was only the first half of his extraordinary life.
Papua New Guinea

Teen stowaway who ended up owning world's biggest crocodile celebrates 90 years

Before he settled on Green Island, George Craig picked bananas in Jamaica, swam with Tarzan and hunted crocs in PNG — and that was only the first half of his extraordinary life.

COVID-19 is helping us fight African swine fever, but our developing neighbours are being overwhelmed

Australia's head vet says the coronavirus pandemic is helping keep a pig-killing virus out, but it has wreaked havoc on containment efforts in neighbouring and developing nations.
Papua New Guinea

COVID-19 is helping us fight African swine fever, but our developing neighbours are being overwhelmed

Australia's head vet says the coronavirus pandemic is helping keep a pig-killing virus out, but it has wreaked havoc on containment efforts in neighbouring and developing nations.

How the torture and murder of this 19-year-old mum could change PNG forever

Jenelyn Kennedy's battered body arrived at Port Moresby hospital after what authorities believe were days of torture and abuse by her partner. But the death of this teenager could mark a turning point for the women of PNG.
Papua New Guinea

How the torture and murder of this 19-year-old mum could change PNG forever

Jenelyn Kennedy's battered body arrived at Port Moresby hospital after what authorities believe were days of torture and abuse by her partner. But the death of this teenager could mark a turning point for the women of PNG.

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