Tag Archives: Papua New Guinea

Enduring ties: half of PNG’s visitors are still Australian

This is the third of a series of posts analysing arrival and departure data in Papua New Guinea. The first post showed how arrivals to… Continue reading

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Two-thirds of PNG businesses employ security guards: World Bank

A new World Bank series of policy briefs (summarised here) sheds light on the high costs of law and order problems for businesses operating in Papua New Guinea…. Continue reading

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Community-level leadership and development outcomes in rural Papua New Guinea: evidence from three case study regions

Francis Essacu, Fenner School of Environment and Society Thursday,14 August 2014, 1-2pm Fenner Seminar Room, Frank Fenner Building, 141 Linnaeus Way, Australian National University While natural resources can provide opportunities for the sustainable development of rural communities in low-income countries, … Continue reading

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Challenges and opportunities for women in Papua New Guinea

Friday 18 July 12.30 – 1.30pm Speakers: Avia Koisen Principal, Koisen Lawyers Emma Wurr Principal Legal Officer for Human Rights, PNG Office of the Public Solicitor Location: Brindabella Theatre Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132 Lennox Crossing, ANU Women in … Continue reading

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UQ ePress Pacific Studies series, Australians in Papua New Guinea 1960-1975.

Edited by Ceridwen Spark (ANU), Seumas Spark (Monash) and Christina Twomey (Monash), Australians in Papua New Guinea, provides a history of the late Australian years in Papua New Guinea through the eyes of thirteen Australian and four Papua New Guineans.  … Continue reading

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Reflections on how the Manus Island detention centre promotes gender-based violence

The violence in February this year at the Australian offshore asylum seeker detention centre on Manus Island resulted in the death of asylum seeker Reza… Continue reading

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PNG’s elections: the most expensive in the world, and getting worse

An interesting evaluation has just been released by DFAT of Australia’s assistance to PNG to help it hold elections over the last decade. The evaluation… Continue reading

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Re-advertisement: Opportunity to work as a lecturer in economics at UPNG

Our Australian Volunteers for International Development position for an ”Economics Teaching and Research Fellow” to work in the Division of Economics of the University of… Continue reading

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A victory over corruption in PNG

The fight against corruption in PNG reached a milestone last week when the PNG National Court sentenced Paul Tiensten, a former senior minister and current parliamentarian, to nine years imprisonment with hard labour for misappropriating A$4 million of… Continue reading

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Julie Bishop ‘Australia-PNG: A partnership of equals’

Australia and Papua New Guinea enjoy a special relationship – one of mutual affection, shared history and shared geography. Today, as they have for more than two decades, ministers will meet at the Australia-PNG Ministerial Forum to build even … Continue reading

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PNG’s rural decay: a personal perspective

The last decade in PNG’s socio-economic development has been claimed by many, including Prime Minister Peter O’Neil and me, to have been wasted, as the… Continue reading

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‘Relocation in the Pacific’ – workshop report (12 Aug 2013)

Venue: UNSW Law Faculty Boardroom (12 August 2013). Participants: Jane McAdam, Jon Barnett, Bruce Burson (via Skype), John Campbell, John Connell, Beth Ferris, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Monson, Kate Purcell, Sarah Williams, Elissa Waters, Fiona Chong. PRESENTATIONS Jane McAdam welcomed participants, explaining that … Continue reading

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Navigating the potholes of infrastructure development in PNG

With the Rudd–O’Neill asylum deal likely to involve a ”realignment” of the Australian aid program toward new infrastructure spending in PNG, the mother of all… Continue reading

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Jobs: NARI Director General

The National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) is seeking a new Director General to begin work from December 2013. You may read the full position description on the NARI website. Applicants should note that the incumbent Director General is not seeking re-appointment and that … Continue reading

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Solid waste management in Papua New Guinea

This research covers two PNG cities, Port Moresby (POM) and Lae. POM has a population of 650,000+ and Lae has 200,000+. Both cities expect rapid… Continue reading

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