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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.

'Clear case of excessive force': PNG police brutality caught on camera

Police in Papua New Guinea say they are investigating footage posted online showing officers kicking and stomping on a group of men in Port Moresby, before beating them repeatedly over the head with the ends of their rifles.
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'Clear case of excessive force': PNG police brutality caught on camera

Police in Papua New Guinea say they are investigating footage posted online showing officers kicking and stomping on a group of men in Port Moresby, before beating them repeatedly over the head with the ends of their rifles.

Suspicion of birth control in PNG drives men to cut implants out of their wives' arms

Papua New Guinea's population is booming, but bringing the birth rate down means battling cultural pressure on women to have children, extreme isolation, and the belief that contraception is the work of the devil.
Papua New Guinea

Suspicion of birth control in PNG drives men to cut implants out of their wives' arms

Papua New Guinea's population is booming, but bringing the birth rate down means battling cultural pressure on women to have children, extreme isolation, and the belief that contraception is the work of the devil.

'I paid bride price. You are to have kids': PNG women under pressure to get pregnant

Papua New Guinea's population is booming, but bringing the birth rate down means battling cultural pressure on women to have children, extreme isolation, and the belief that contraception is the work of the devil.
Papua New Guinea

'I paid bride price. You are to have kids': PNG women under pressure to get pregnant

Papua New Guinea's population is booming, but bringing the birth rate down means battling cultural pressure on women to have children, extreme isolation, and the belief that contraception is the work of the devil.

Chinese-owned nickel plant in PNG shut down after toxic spill

Papua New Guinean authorities shut down a Chinese-owned nickel processing plant for breaching safety and mining laws, after a spill that saw tens of thousands of litres of toxic slurry leak into a bay.
Papua New Guinea

Chinese-owned nickel plant in PNG shut down after toxic spill

Papua New Guinean authorities shut down a Chinese-owned nickel processing plant for breaching safety and mining laws, after a spill that saw tens of thousands of litres of toxic slurry leak into a bay.

Former PNG prime minister obtains interim court order to prevent arrest

Papua New Guinea's former prime minister Peter O'Neill is granted an interim court order preventing his arrest for alleged corruption.
Papua New Guinea

Former PNG prime minister obtains interim court order to prevent arrest

Papua New Guinea's former prime minister Peter O'Neill is granted an interim court order preventing his arrest for alleged corruption.

Arrest warrant issued for former PNG PM Peter O'Neill

A warrant for arrest is issued for former Papua New Guinea prime minister Peter O'Neill over corruption allegations, which he labels a «political witch hunt».
Papua New Guinea

Arrest warrant issued for former PNG PM Peter O'Neill

A warrant for arrest is issued for former Papua New Guinea prime minister Peter O'Neill over corruption allegations, which he labels a «political witch hunt».

Over $1 million missing in APEC funds after PNG summit Maserati controversy

Controversy swirled the purchase of 40 Maseratis — now the Australian head of PNG's APEC Authority warns of hundreds of suspicious payments and more than $1.4 million in missing APEC funds.
Papua New Guinea

Over $1 million missing in APEC funds after PNG summit Maserati controversy

Controversy swirled the purchase of 40 Maseratis — now the Australian head of PNG's APEC Authority warns of hundreds of suspicious payments and more than $1.4 million in missing APEC funds.

Detained asylum seekers more than 200 times more likely to self-harm than Australians: research

University of Melbourne researchers have found rates of self-harm among asylum seekers as high as 260 per 1,000 people on Nauru, but say unreported rates are unknown and they expect the real figures to be much higher.
Papua New Guinea

Detained asylum seekers more than 200 times more likely to self-harm than Australians: research

University of Melbourne researchers have found rates of self-harm among asylum seekers as high as 260 per 1,000 people on Nauru, but say unreported rates are unknown and they expect the real figures to be much higher.

Sleeping out for 69 nights and counting to end 'Indefinite Detention'

They've battled gale-force winds, cold winter nights, and drunks serenading them with Billy Joel classics at three in the morning. But two young medicos are determined to keep sleeping out in their scrubs to draw attention to the detention of asylum seekers.
Papua New Guinea

Sleeping out for 69 nights and counting to end 'Indefinite Detention'

They've battled gale-force winds, cold winter nights, and drunks serenading them with Billy Joel classics at three in the morning. But two young medicos are determined to keep sleeping out in their scrubs to draw attention to the detention of asylum seekers.

Bougainville's 20-year journey to likely independence could lead to 'crisis' in Pacific

Another «regional crisis» looms in the Pacific if the people of Bougainville vote for independence but are unable to reach an agreement with the PNG Government to ratify it, a Lowy Institute research paper warns.
Papua New Guinea

Bougainville's 20-year journey to likely independence could lead to 'crisis' in Pacific

Another «regional crisis» looms in the Pacific if the people of Bougainville vote for independence but are unable to reach an agreement with the PNG Government to ratify it, a Lowy Institute research paper warns.

Man dies after eating fish caught near PNG nickel mine spill

A man dies in Papua New Guinea after eating a fish caught near the site of a massive nickel refinery spill, however the mine's Chinese operator denies the accident caused his death.
Papua New Guinea

Man dies after eating fish caught near PNG nickel mine spill

A man dies in Papua New Guinea after eating a fish caught near the site of a massive nickel refinery spill, however the mine's Chinese operator denies the accident caused his death.

In a strange new land, Aziz faces a heavy choice: should he return to Manus Island?

One day, Aziz is in a detention centre. The next he's in Geneva, where his face is on billboards and he's celebrated as a champion of human rights. But he's burdened with a heavy choice, and crushing guilt about the people he left behind.
Papua New Guinea

In a strange new land, Aziz faces a heavy choice: should he return to Manus Island?

One day, Aziz is in a detention centre. The next he's in Geneva, where his face is on billboards and he's celebrated as a champion of human rights. But he's burdened with a heavy choice, and crushing guilt about the people he left behind.

'It's offensive': Performance at Exxon Mobil celebration in PNG labelled 'blackface'

A performance at the Port Moresby headquarters of oil giant Exxon Mobil sparks controversy in Papua New Guinea, with some locals saying the show disrespected their culture.
Papua New Guinea

'It's offensive': Performance at Exxon Mobil celebration in PNG labelled 'blackface'

A performance at the Port Moresby headquarters of oil giant Exxon Mobil sparks controversy in Papua New Guinea, with some locals saying the show disrespected their culture.

Manus Island refugee processing is coming to an end — but what happens now?

After six years, Australia's asylum seeker processing on Manus Island is coming to an end. Why are they moving? Where are they going? And what legacy is being left behind?
Papua New Guinea

Manus Island refugee processing is coming to an end — but what happens now?

After six years, Australia's asylum seeker processing on Manus Island is coming to an end. Why are they moving? Where are they going? And what legacy is being left behind?

Hungry Pacific nations hockey teams get taste of Rockhampton generosity

A central Queensland community has donated thousands of dollars worth of food to visiting hockey teams from developing countries who could not afford to eat during their tournament.
Papua New Guinea

Hungry Pacific nations hockey teams get taste of Rockhampton generosity

A central Queensland community has donated thousands of dollars worth of food to visiting hockey teams from developing countries who could not afford to eat during their tournament.

Only one Pacific Island language is taught in Australia — soon China will teach seven

China is pushing for more university students to learn Pacific Island languages — an area where Australia and New Zealand are falling behind.
Papua New Guinea

Only one Pacific Island language is taught in Australia — soon China will teach seven

China is pushing for more university students to learn Pacific Island languages — an area where Australia and New Zealand are falling behind.

'No books, no desks, no chairs': World's poorest children access digital books via award-winning app

A Brisbane construction manager helps more than 100,000 children in developing countries get free books — in their own languages — through an app she created, winning her a prestigious technology award in the process.
Papua New Guinea

'No books, no desks, no chairs': World's poorest children access digital books via award-winning app

A Brisbane construction manager helps more than 100,000 children in developing countries get free books — in their own languages — through an app she created, winning her a prestigious technology award in the process.

Chinese-owned mine in PNG spills 200,000 litres of 'very toxic' slurry into the sea

The Chinese operators of a nickel mine in Papua New Guinea apologise after spilling materials into the sea that turned the bay bright red and staining the shore.
Papua New Guinea

Chinese-owned mine in PNG spills 200,000 litres of 'very toxic' slurry into the sea

The Chinese operators of a nickel mine in Papua New Guinea apologise after spilling materials into the sea that turned the bay bright red and staining the shore.

Australia refuses to redirect aid money to PNG's budget

High-level meetings in Port Moresby end with Australia knocking back a request from Papua New Guinea to redirect aid funds towards the Pacific nation's budget, however, a large loan could be a possibility.
Papua New Guinea

Australia refuses to redirect aid money to PNG's budget

High-level meetings in Port Moresby end with Australia knocking back a request from Papua New Guinea to redirect aid funds towards the Pacific nation's budget, however, a large loan could be a possibility.

The one-word answer that makes Australia sit up and listen

Australia would once have refused to loan money to PNG but what was once unthinkable is now very much a possibility. One important thing has changed, writes Shane McLeod.
Papua New Guinea

The one-word answer that makes Australia sit up and listen

Australia would once have refused to loan money to PNG but what was once unthinkable is now very much a possibility. One important thing has changed, writes Shane McLeod.

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