Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea election: what’s at stake?
The results will impact not only domestic policy but also the wider Pacific and geopolitical landscape

Leanne Jorari

01, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Papua New Guinea to head to polls amid election violence fears
Election-related deaths plague lead-up to voting day in election closely watched by China and Australia

Lyanne Togiba in Port Moresby

01, Jul, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Serious defects discovered in patrol boats Australia supplied to Pacific Islands
Potentially serious faults in Guardian-class patrol boats may force some countries to pause use of vessels

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

30, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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What makes a song sound happy? It depends on your culture, study finds
The perception of music in major keys as happy and minor keys as sad is not universal, Australian researchers say

Donna Lu

29, Jun, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Extinction obituary: how the Bramble Cay melomys became the first mammal lost to the climate crisis
Rising seas choked the flora on the tiny mammals’ island habitat, and in just a few years they were gone

Hannah Seo

01, Jun, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Car crash kills Papua New Guinea’s deputy PM, Sam Basil
Leader of United Labour party was taken to hospital with three others and died despite efforts to revive him

Melvin Levongo

11, May, 2022 @10:58 PM

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‘Our designs are stolen’: the fight to keep sacred tapa in the hands of PNG’s Oro people
Tapa, a tattooed fabric, has been worn in Papua New Guinea for centuries but there are concerns it has been commercialised

Leanne Jorari in Oro Province

06, May, 2022 @9:00 PM

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New clues shed light on ‘pivotal’ moment in the great Pacific migration
Archaeologists say find of tools and bones changes our understanding of the Lapita people, the first to make landfall in Remote Oceania

Donna Lu

22, Apr, 2022 @8:00 PM

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UBS should be banned from doing business in PNG after loan deal, PM tells parliament
James Marape says failed deal cost country ‘in excess of $AUD340m’ and accused bank of overcharging by AUD$175m

Lyanne Togiba in Port Moresby and Ben Butler in Melbourne

22, Apr, 2022 @4:14 AM

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The Coalition argument against sending refugees to New Zealand was always absurd | Ben Doherty
Despite the take-up of the resettlement offer, nine years after it was first made, the architecture of Australia’s offshore detention policy remains

Ben Doherty

25, Mar, 2022 @1:24 AM

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‘A blatant lie’: China and Taiwan fight for credit over rescue of sailors lost at sea for 29 days
Both governments are claiming responsibility for rescue of nine Papua New Guinean nationals last month

Leanne Jorari in Port Moresby, Helen Livingstone and Kate Lyons

22, Mar, 2022 @4:30 PM

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‘It’s not a publicity stunt’: the push to elect female MPs to PNG’s men-only parliament
Four female candidates have been put forward by political heavyweight Sir Peter Ipatas for seats in upcoming election

Leanne Jorari in Port Moresby

18, Mar, 2022 @6:00 PM

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