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African swine fever outbreak in Papua New Guinea has Australian biosecurity on high alert

A disease that has devastated the global porcine population, killing 800 million pigs, spreads to Australia's closest neighbour.
Papua New Guinea

African swine fever outbreak in Papua New Guinea has Australian biosecurity on high alert

A disease that has devastated the global porcine population, killing 800 million pigs, spreads to Australia's closest neighbour.

Kids need diverse stories — if only to see themselves: Eight books to diversify your bookshelf

When kids are exposed to broader stories and narratives through books the effect is profound, writes RN's Namila Benson.
Papua New Guinea

Kids need diverse stories — if only to see themselves: Eight books to diversify your bookshelf

When kids are exposed to broader stories and narratives through books the effect is profound, writes RN's Namila Benson.

Gunmen massacre 10, including children, in PNG's highlands

Police in Papua New Guinea are searching for gunmen who killed three children and seven adults in a massacre in the country's remote highlands.
Papua New Guinea

Gunmen massacre 10, including children, in PNG's highlands

Police in Papua New Guinea are searching for gunmen who killed three children and seven adults in a massacre in the country's remote highlands.

Victorian pilot sues aviation company for $10 million after horror crash

Pilot Bruce Towers says he «shouldn't have survived» a helicopter accident in Papua New Guinea that killed three passengers and left him a quadriplegic.
Papua New Guinea

Victorian pilot sues aviation company for $10 million after horror crash

Pilot Bruce Towers says he «shouldn't have survived» a helicopter accident in Papua New Guinea that killed three passengers and left him a quadriplegic.

Everywhere you look in the village, there are women and children. But hardly any men

In this small Bougainville village, six women are busy debating whether they should try to ban alcohol, or if it will be counterproductive. But this is no ordinary discussion. It's a village meeting. And these women are in charge.
Papua New Guinea

Everywhere you look in the village, there are women and children. But hardly any men

In this small Bougainville village, six women are busy debating whether they should try to ban alcohol, or if it will be counterproductive. But this is no ordinary discussion. It's a village meeting. And these women are in charge.

Six women have a meeting. Their votes will affect the whole village

In this small Bougainville village, six women are busy debating whether they should try to ban alcohol, or if it will be counterproductive. But this is no ordinary discussion. It's a village meeting. And these women are in charge.
Papua New Guinea

Six women have a meeting. Their votes will affect the whole village

In this small Bougainville village, six women are busy debating whether they should try to ban alcohol, or if it will be counterproductive. But this is no ordinary discussion. It's a village meeting. And these women are in charge.

'In our darkest hour': PNG troops thanked for 'unprecedented' help with bushfire recovery

It's their largest overseas deployment to date, but after lending a helping hand in the Victorian town of Omeo during the summer's bushfire crisis, Papua New Guinean troops are preparing to head home.
Papua New Guinea

'In our darkest hour': PNG troops thanked for 'unprecedented' help with bushfire recovery

It's their largest overseas deployment to date, but after lending a helping hand in the Victorian town of Omeo during the summer's bushfire crisis, Papua New Guinean troops are preparing to head home.

Australia to offer Pacific funds to PNG for ambitious plan to get power to the people

The first project supported by Australia's $2 billion Pacific infrastructure aid bank could be an electrification program in PNG, where only 13 per cent of citizens currently have an electricity connection.
Papua New Guinea

Australia to offer Pacific funds to PNG for ambitious plan to get power to the people

The first project supported by Australia's $2 billion Pacific infrastructure aid bank could be an electrification program in PNG, where only 13 per cent of citizens currently have an electricity connection.

'Music is his only escape': Heavy metal muso among 80 detained in Brisbane hotel

A Brisbane-based musician says a refugee he befriended over social media is deteriorating after nine months inside a Brisbane hotel where he's being held with dozens of other men.
Papua New Guinea

'Music is his only escape': Heavy metal muso among 80 detained in Brisbane hotel

A Brisbane-based musician says a refugee he befriended over social media is deteriorating after nine months inside a Brisbane hotel where he's being held with dozens of other men.

Red teeth, bleeding gums: Cancer-causing betel nut booms on Australian black market

Dentists across Australia are reporting an alarming spike in oral cancer symptoms associated with chewing the illegal tropical import betel nut.
Papua New Guinea

Red teeth, bleeding gums: Cancer-causing betel nut booms on Australian black market

Dentists across Australia are reporting an alarming spike in oral cancer symptoms associated with chewing the illegal tropical import betel nut.

Australian woman gains custody of son from PNG father after five-year battle

Charmaine Backhouse found Australian authorities were unable to help her get her son back, so she launched a legal case in PNG — the first time a foreigner has used the law to gain custody of a child in the country.
Papua New Guinea

Australian woman gains custody of son from PNG father after five-year battle

Charmaine Backhouse found Australian authorities were unable to help her get her son back, so she launched a legal case in PNG — the first time a foreigner has used the law to gain custody of a child in the country.

Peter Dutton's office was suspected of leaking 'classified' medevac information

The office of Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is suspected of leaking information it was told was classified about the cost of medically evacuating refugees to Taiwan, as the Government geared up to campaign against newly passed medevac legislation last ye
Papua New Guinea

Peter Dutton's office was suspected of leaking 'classified' medevac information

The office of Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is suspected of leaking information it was told was classified about the cost of medically evacuating refugees to Taiwan, as the Government geared up to campaign against newly passed medevac legislation last year.

Pacific neighbours push the barrow for Australian bushfire victims

Wheelbarrows are being pushed down the streets of Australia's Pacific neighbours collecting donations to support the victims of this summer's bushfire crisis.
Papua New Guinea

Pacific neighbours push the barrow for Australian bushfire victims

Wheelbarrows are being pushed down the streets of Australia's Pacific neighbours collecting donations to support the victims of this summer's bushfire crisis.

Why the Pacific nations' aid pledge to Australia is 'not surprising'

Pacific countries — many which face an existential threat due to climate change and rising sea levels — have pledged aid and offered support to Australia as devastating bushfires continue to rage across the country.
Papua New Guinea

Why the Pacific nations' aid pledge to Australia is 'not surprising'

Pacific countries — many which face an existential threat due to climate change and rising sea levels — have pledged aid and offered support to Australia as devastating bushfires continue to rage across the country.

Medevac refugee detained at Melbourne hotel says he still hasn't had appropriate medical treatment

Refugees and asylum seekers brought to Melbourne from offshore detention for medical treatment say they have been denied proper medical treatment, cannot go outside, and are under constant guard by Serco officers.
Papua New Guinea

Medevac refugee detained at Melbourne hotel says he still hasn't had appropriate medical treatment

Refugees and asylum seekers brought to Melbourne from offshore detention for medical treatment say they have been denied proper medical treatment, cannot go outside, and are under constant guard by Serco officers.

Moz speaks to ABC reporter Mary Gearin from inside the Mantra Hotel

Moz spoke to ABC reporter Mary Gearin about being detained with more than 40 other men inside the Mantra Hotel in Preston.
Papua New Guinea

Moz speaks to ABC reporter Mary Gearin from inside the Mantra Hotel

Moz spoke to ABC reporter Mary Gearin about being detained with more than 40 other men inside the Mantra Hotel in Preston.

Rainbow lorikeet is not one, but actually six different species

It is one of Australia's best known birds, but experts now agree that what was known as the rainbow lorikeet is actually six different species.
Papua New Guinea

Rainbow lorikeet is not one, but actually six different species

It is one of Australia's best known birds, but experts now agree that what was known as the rainbow lorikeet is actually six different species.

'Australian soft power': A look back at how the ABC once ruled the Asia Pacific's airwaves

The history of the ABC is a story of Australia's relationship with Asia and the Pacific. For eight decades now, ABC broadcasts have reached lonely atolls in the Pacific as well as some of the planet's largest population centres in Asia.
Papua New Guinea

'Australian soft power': A look back at how the ABC once ruled the Asia Pacific's airwaves

The history of the ABC is a story of Australia's relationship with Asia and the Pacific. For eight decades now, ABC broadcasts have reached lonely atolls in the Pacific as well as some of the planet's largest population centres in Asia.

The remote, impoverished island sitting on a multi-billion-dollar gold mine

As Bougainville navigates a complex path to potential nationhood, it brings the mine that started a bloody conflict back to the forefront, writes Natalie Whiting.
Papua New Guinea

The remote, impoverished island sitting on a multi-billion-dollar gold mine

As Bougainville navigates a complex path to potential nationhood, it brings the mine that started a bloody conflict back to the forefront, writes Natalie Whiting.

Bougainville votes overwhelmingly for independence in landmark referendum

Bougainville votes with more than 97 per cent in favour of independence from Papua New Guinea in an important post-conflict referendum.
Papua New Guinea

Bougainville votes overwhelmingly for independence in landmark referendum

Bougainville votes with more than 97 per cent in favour of independence from Papua New Guinea in an important post-conflict referendum.

Out with China and in with Canberra: PNG's new $440m loan

Papua New Guinea's budget reveals Australia's $440 million loan «replaces» a proposed Chinese-backed loan, contradicting the Federal Government's public claim the deal was «completely unrelated» to China.
Papua New Guinea

Out with China and in with Canberra: PNG's new $440m loan

Papua New Guinea's budget reveals Australia's $440 million loan «replaces» a proposed Chinese-backed loan, contradicting the Federal Government's public claim the deal was «completely unrelated» to China.

Australia denies new $440m loan to PNG is related to countering China influence

Australia's decision to give Papua New Guinea a $440 million loan is «completely unrelated» to the Federal Government's desire to curb China's influence in the Pacific, according to Finance Minister Mathias Cormann.
Papua New Guinea

Australia denies new $440m loan to PNG is related to countering China influence

Australia's decision to give Papua New Guinea a $440 million loan is «completely unrelated» to the Federal Government's desire to curb China's influence in the Pacific, according to Finance Minister Mathias Cormann.

'A lot of hatred, a lot of pain': Bougainville survivors find hope with historic referendum

Survivors of the 10-year conflict in Bougainville remember their pain but hope for a better future with a historic referendum.
Papua New Guinea

'A lot of hatred, a lot of pain': Bougainville survivors find hope with historic referendum

Survivors of the 10-year conflict in Bougainville remember their pain but hope for a better future with a historic referendum.

Bougainville may become the world's newest nation — here's what you need to know

Decades after the region's bloody civil conflict, the people of Bougainville will today start casting their votes in a referendum on whether they should seek independence from Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea

Bougainville may become the world's newest nation — here's what you need to know

Decades after the region's bloody civil conflict, the people of Bougainville will today start casting their votes in a referendum on whether they should seek independence from Papua New Guinea.

Behrouz Boochani arrives in New Zealand

Kurdish journalist and refugee Behrouz Boochani says he will ask the New Zealand Government to negotiate with Papua New Guinea to release detainees from Manus Island.
Papua New Guinea

Behrouz Boochani arrives in New Zealand

Kurdish journalist and refugee Behrouz Boochani says he will ask the New Zealand Government to negotiate with Papua New Guinea to release detainees from Manus Island.

I didn't trust the Australian government: Behrouz Boochani

Kurdish journalist and refugee Behrouz Boochani says he will ask the New Zealand Government to negotiate with Papua New Guinea to release detainees from Manus Island.
Papua New Guinea

I didn't trust the Australian government: Behrouz Boochani

Kurdish journalist and refugee Behrouz Boochani says he will ask the New Zealand Government to negotiate with Papua New Guinea to release detainees from Manus Island.

Refugee Behrouz Boochani has left PNG and doesn't plan on returning

Former Manus Island detainee Behrouz Boochani has travelled from Papua New Guinea to New Zealand for a literary event and he says he might apply for asylum there.
Papua New Guinea

Refugee Behrouz Boochani has left PNG and doesn't plan on returning

Former Manus Island detainee Behrouz Boochani has travelled from Papua New Guinea to New Zealand for a literary event and he says he might apply for asylum there.

PNG has a problem — a huge and growing population of teenagers

In the highlands of Papua New Guinea, the majority of residents are under 18, and many battle unemployment, lack of education and drug issues. But for one town, a weekly fight club has given some kids hope.
Papua New Guinea

PNG has a problem — a huge and growing population of teenagers

In the highlands of Papua New Guinea, the majority of residents are under 18, and many battle unemployment, lack of education and drug issues. But for one town, a weekly fight club has given some kids hope.

The towns ruled by teens: In parts of PNG, two-thirds of residents are children

In the highlands of Papua New Guinea, the majority of residents are under 18, and many battle unemployment, lack of education and drug issues. But for one town, a weekly fight club has given some kids hope.
Papua New Guinea

The towns ruled by teens: In parts of PNG, two-thirds of residents are children

In the highlands of Papua New Guinea, the majority of residents are under 18, and many battle unemployment, lack of education and drug issues. But for one town, a weekly fight club has given some kids hope.

9-year-old Isaiah has an Australian passport. His mum wants him returned home from PNG

Broome woman Charmaine Backhouse says having her 9-year-old son living in Port Moresby was never meant to be a permanent arrangement.
Papua New Guinea

9-year-old Isaiah has an Australian passport. His mum wants him returned home from PNG

Broome woman Charmaine Backhouse says having her 9-year-old son living in Port Moresby was never meant to be a permanent arrangement.

'I had to leave him': Australian mother fights for the return of her son from PNG

Broome woman Charmaine Backhouse says having her 9-year-old son living in Port Moresby was never meant to be a permanent arrangement.
Papua New Guinea

'I had to leave him': Australian mother fights for the return of her son from PNG

Broome woman Charmaine Backhouse says having her 9-year-old son living in Port Moresby was never meant to be a permanent arrangement.

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