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The Australian company pushing to open PNG's first coal-fired power plant

An Australian company is pushing ahead with plans to open a coal-fired power plant and coal mine in Papua New Guinea, despite the recent call from the world's most authoritative climate science body to completely cut greenhouse emissions by 2050.
Papua New Guinea

The Australian company pushing to open PNG's first coal-fired power plant

An Australian company is pushing ahead with plans to open a coal-fired power plant and coal mine in Papua New Guinea, despite the recent call from the world's most authoritative climate science body to completely cut greenhouse emissions by 2050.

'People are suffering': PNG splurges on 40 custom Maseratis as polio returns to the country

The Papua New Guinean government sparks anger by purchasing 40 custom-made Maserati cars — specially flown in from Italy — for leaders during APEC, at a time when PNG is seeing a resurgence of polio.
Papua New Guinea

'People are suffering': PNG splurges on 40 custom Maseratis as polio returns to the country

The Papua New Guinean government sparks anger by purchasing 40 custom-made Maserati cars — specially flown in from Italy — for leaders during APEC, at a time when PNG is seeing a resurgence of polio.

Magnitude-7 earthquake strikes east of PNG, tsunami warning cancelled

The United States Geological Survey says the powerful quake struck about 200 kilometres south-west of the town of Rabaul, in Papua New Guinea's east, this morning.
Papua New Guinea

Magnitude-7 earthquake strikes east of PNG, tsunami warning cancelled

The United States Geological Survey says the powerful quake struck about 200 kilometres south-west of the town of Rabaul, in Papua New Guinea's east, this morning.

Tsunami waves possible after 7.3 earthquake strikes east of PNG

The United States Geological Survey says the powerful quake struck just off the southern coast of the island of New Britain this morning.
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Tsunami waves possible after 7.3 earthquake strikes east of PNG

The United States Geological Survey says the powerful quake struck just off the southern coast of the island of New Britain this morning.

'Polio came back': Fears for hundreds of children after first PNG death in 20 years

A nine-year-old boy dies after contracting polio and health experts are worried for 140 other children who are showing signs of the disease.
Papua New Guinea

'Polio came back': Fears for hundreds of children after first PNG death in 20 years

A nine-year-old boy dies after contracting polio and health experts are worried for 140 other children who are showing signs of the disease.

Passenger's body found after Air Niugini plane crash

The body of a passenger on a flight that missed the runway on the tiny Pacific nation of Micronesia last week has been discovered by divers, Air Niugini says.
Papua New Guinea

Passenger's body found after Air Niugini plane crash

The body of a passenger on a flight that missed the runway on the tiny Pacific nation of Micronesia last week has been discovered by divers, Air Niugini says.

'Chaos' after plane lands short in lagoon in Micronesia

Papua New Guinea authorities say there were no casualties after a Air Niugini plane landed short in the water by the Micronesia airport, and first responders have praised the bystanders who rushed to help.
Papua New Guinea

'Chaos' after plane lands short in lagoon in Micronesia

Papua New Guinea authorities say there were no casualties after a Air Niugini plane landed short in the water by the Micronesia airport, and first responders have praised the bystanders who rushed to help.

US and Australia working to counter China's PNG internet bid, top US diplomat confirms

The top US diplomat in Australia publicly confirms the two countries are working to stop Chinese telco Huawei from building a domestic internet cable network in Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea

US and Australia working to counter China's PNG internet bid, top US diplomat confirms

The top US diplomat in Australia publicly confirms the two countries are working to stop Chinese telco Huawei from building a domestic internet cable network in Papua New Guinea.

'She told me she was trying to sell a child'

Welfare workers in PNG say parents are selling or abandoning their children just so they can get by, with one child protection officer reporting he was approached by a woman willing to trade her baby girl for $600.
Papua New Guinea

'She told me she was trying to sell a child'

Welfare workers in PNG say parents are selling or abandoning their children just so they can get by, with one child protection officer reporting he was approached by a woman willing to trade her baby girl for $600.

Children are being sold in PNG so families can make ends meet, welfare workers warn

Welfare workers in PNG say parents are selling or abandoning their children just so they can get by, with one child protection officer reporting he was approached by a woman willing to trade her baby girl for $600.
Papua New Guinea

Children are being sold in PNG so families can make ends meet, welfare workers warn

Welfare workers in PNG say parents are selling or abandoning their children just so they can get by, with one child protection officer reporting he was approached by a woman willing to trade her baby girl for $600.

Australian soldiers prepare for short-term deployment to PNG amid growing China fears

Australian troops could soon begin regular military rotations to Papua New Guinea as anxiety over China's growing influence in the Pacific region continues to rise.
Papua New Guinea

Australian soldiers prepare for short-term deployment to PNG amid growing China fears

Australian troops could soon begin regular military rotations to Papua New Guinea as anxiety over China's growing influence in the Pacific region continues to rise.

Daniel is proud of his Aboriginal heritage. But the government wants to deport him

An Aboriginal man who has lived in Australia since he was five is locked up in immigration detention and about to be deported to Papua New Guinea, his lawyers say.
Papua New Guinea

Daniel is proud of his Aboriginal heritage. But the government wants to deport him

An Aboriginal man who has lived in Australia since he was five is locked up in immigration detention and about to be deported to Papua New Guinea, his lawyers say.

Aboriginal man facing deportation to PNG by government, lawyers say

An Aboriginal man who has lived in Australia since he was five is locked up in immigration detention and about to be deported to Papua New Guinea, his lawyers say.
Papua New Guinea

Aboriginal man facing deportation to PNG by government, lawyers say

An Aboriginal man who has lived in Australia since he was five is locked up in immigration detention and about to be deported to Papua New Guinea, his lawyers say.

How a cerebral palsy fundraising mission in PNG created hope and a lifelong friendship

Having a child born with a disability can feel isolating and lonely, but it can also bring people together — in some cases, from vastly different cultures and countries.
Papua New Guinea

How a cerebral palsy fundraising mission in PNG created hope and a lifelong friendship

Having a child born with a disability can feel isolating and lonely, but it can also bring people together — in some cases, from vastly different cultures and countries.

Australian special forces are in Port Moresby to protect world leaders at APEC

Elite Australian soldiers have been sent to Papua New Guinea months before the APEC summit to help the PNG Defence Force with counter-terrorism preparations.
Papua New Guinea

Australian special forces are in Port Moresby to protect world leaders at APEC

Elite Australian soldiers have been sent to Papua New Guinea months before the APEC summit to help the PNG Defence Force with counter-terrorism preparations.

Villagers forced to flee after volcano erupts in PNG

A volcano on the north coast of Papua New Guinea erupts, sending plumes of ash 15 kilometres into the air and forcing 2,000 villagers to flee from lava flows.
Papua New Guinea

Villagers forced to flee after volcano erupts in PNG

A volcano on the north coast of Papua New Guinea erupts, sending plumes of ash 15 kilometres into the air and forcing 2,000 villagers to flee from lava flows.

Medical diplomacy: How China's floating hospital is packing a punch in the Pacific

The 10,000-ton Peace Ark medical ship, with 300 beds, eight operating theatres, and the ability to conduct 60 surgeries a day, is helping China win influence in the Pacific. But India and the US are also in on the strategy.
Papua New Guinea

Medical diplomacy: How China's floating hospital is packing a punch in the Pacific

The 10,000-ton Peace Ark medical ship, with 300 beds, eight operating theatres, and the ability to conduct 60 surgeries a day, is helping China win influence in the Pacific. But India and the US are also in on the strategy.

'Resignation syndrome' is sending kids on Nauru into 'hibernation'

Concerns are being raised about an outbreak of resignation syndrome on Nauru, a condition that can render children comatose or «floppy», and in need of total care, writes Louise Newman.
Papua New Guinea

'Resignation syndrome' is sending kids on Nauru into 'hibernation'

Concerns are being raised about an outbreak of resignation syndrome on Nauru, a condition that can render children comatose or «floppy», and in need of total care, writes Louise Newman.

'I wish my friend didn't have MND': Cameraman reflects on filming Sean Dorney's emotional return to PNG

Over the years, cameraman Craig Berkman joined foreign correspondent Sean Dorney on many assignments in the Pacific, but filming what might be his friend's last visit to PNG was the toughest.
Papua New Guinea

'I wish my friend didn't have MND': Cameraman reflects on filming Sean Dorney's emotional return to PNG

Over the years, cameraman Craig Berkman joined foreign correspondent Sean Dorney on many assignments in the Pacific, but filming what might be his friend's last visit to PNG was the toughest.

Dorney goes head-to-head with Somare one last time

As part of a farewell to a country he covered for two decades, the ABC's longest-serving Papua New Guinea correspondent Sean Dorney speaks with former prime minister Michael Somare.
Papua New Guinea

Dorney goes head-to-head with Somare one last time

As part of a farewell to a country he covered for two decades, the ABC's longest-serving Papua New Guinea correspondent Sean Dorney speaks with former prime minister Michael Somare.

'My God, it is quite intimidating': A faith healing for an ABC correspondent

Sean Dorney may only have two years to live. The former ABC reporter returns to his beloved island stomping ground for what could be a final farewell.
Papua New Guinea

'My God, it is quite intimidating': A faith healing for an ABC correspondent

Sean Dorney may only have two years to live. The former ABC reporter returns to his beloved island stomping ground for what could be a final farewell.

Australian pilot 'wouldn't have lived long enough' after crash to be rescued, report finds

There were significant delays to the operation to find an Australian pilot after his plane crashed in rugged terrain last year, but they did not contribute to his death, authorities in Papua New Guinea say.
Papua New Guinea

Australian pilot 'wouldn't have lived long enough' after crash to be rescued, report finds

There were significant delays to the operation to find an Australian pilot after his plane crashed in rugged terrain last year, but they did not contribute to his death, authorities in Papua New Guinea say.

Why do women keep leaving the mining industry?

When Alex Atkins joined the WA School of Mines in 1986, she had no idea she would be part of the first wave of women legally allowed to work in underground mines.
Papua New Guinea

Why do women keep leaving the mining industry?

When Alex Atkins joined the WA School of Mines in 1986, she had no idea she would be part of the first wave of women legally allowed to work in underground mines.

PNG increases push against polio after outbreak

More than a million children will be vaccinated against polio in Papua New Guinea in the coming months as the government tries to avert a wider outbreak of the disease.
Papua New Guinea

PNG increases push against polio after outbreak

More than a million children will be vaccinated against polio in Papua New Guinea in the coming months as the government tries to avert a wider outbreak of the disease.

Which country gives the most aid to Pacific Island nations? The answer might surprise you

There are plenty of heated arguments and unanswered questions about aid in the Pacific, especially when it comes to China's role. Now the Lowy Institute has crunched the numbers.
Papua New Guinea

Which country gives the most aid to Pacific Island nations? The answer might surprise you

There are plenty of heated arguments and unanswered questions about aid in the Pacific, especially when it comes to China's role. Now the Lowy Institute has crunched the numbers.

'As soon as I watched it, I took action': PNG minister launches investigation into brutal video

Questions are raised about the PNG government's commitment to tackle cases of police brutality, after a video surfaced that allegedly shows two local police officers brutally beating, kicking and verbally abusing a young man.
Papua New Guinea

'As soon as I watched it, I took action': PNG minister launches investigation into brutal video

Questions are raised about the PNG government's commitment to tackle cases of police brutality, after a video surfaced that allegedly shows two local police officers brutally beating, kicking and verbally abusing a young man.

Lost at sea: the race against time to save the Carteret Islands from climate change

The Carteret Islands were the first place in the world to require population relocations due to climate change, with predictions they would be submerged by 2015. Photographer Darren James visited the string of coral atolls and discovered how they have coped w
Papua New Guinea

Lost at sea: the race against time to save the Carteret Islands from climate change

The Carteret Islands were the first place in the world to require population relocations due to climate change, with predictions they would be submerged by 2015. Photographer Darren James visited the string of coral atolls and discovered how they have coped with these challenges.

Darren James captures the Cataret Islands' race against time

Photographer Darren James has recently returned from the Cataret Islands, where residents are being relocated due to rising sea levels. He says many of the residents have a connection to the islands that makes it difficult for them to leave.
Papua New Guinea

Darren James captures the Cataret Islands' race against time

Photographer Darren James has recently returned from the Cataret Islands, where residents are being relocated due to rising sea levels. He says many of the residents have a connection to the islands that makes it difficult for them to leave.

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