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PNG community celebrates independence day

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Australian Jillaroos to play Papua New Guinea in historic rugby league clash

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6.4-magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea, no tsunami warning

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Vote counting begins in Papua New Guinea amid electoral roll confusion

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PNG election: Port Moresby official arrested hours after voting suspended in capital

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Papua New Guinea votes with corruption and economic woes key

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PNG election: Corruption and economy are Peter O'Neill's biggest worries as polls open

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Papua New Guinea trip eases Corey Norman's finals heartbreak with Parramatta
Corey Norman had an unexpected text message waiting for him when he woke up on Wednesday morning, still nursing the pain of Parramatta's shock semi-final loss to North Queensland. The Eels playmaker was told to urgently call his club team manager, who told him Josh Papalii had withdrawn from the Prime Minister's XIII team and that he was required to take his place   Read More ...
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Earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea
LONDON (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit off the coast of Papua New Guinea in the early hours of Monday local time, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The quake struck at a depth of 37 km (23 miles), in the sea southwest of Kandrian soon after midnight (1426 GMT Sunday), the center added. Reporting by Andrew Heavens. Our   Read More ...
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PNG community celebrates independence day
Papua New Guinea nationals in Solomon Islands celebrated their home country’s independence today. A community event at the SMI grounds in Honiara honoured the 42nd anniversary of Papua New Guinea’s independence from Australia with music, food and games. Freeman Odarua of PNG helped organise the event through the Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands Association. He said the association has been holding independence day celebrations for PNG citizens living in Solomon islands since the 1990s   Read More ...
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Sport: PNG cricket team get winning start
The Papua New Guinea Barramundis cricket team have won their first game on tour in Australia, beating the Northern Territory in a two day match at Darwin. Batting first, the Barramundis scored 257 in their first innings, with Dogodo Bau top scoring with 45. In reply, the Territory were all out for 140. The Barramundis captain Assad Vala declared their second innings at 102 for 2 with Vani Vagi Morea unbeaten on 53   Read More ...
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Beetle threat to PNG coffee grows while govt stalls
Papua New Guinea's coffee industry is being increasingly threatened by an invasive beetle while the government stalls on promised emergency funding. Agriculture officals say they are doing their best to contain the coffee berry borer beetle using checkpoints, destroying infected trees and fumigation but the problem is getting worse and now covers over 100 hectares of crops. A senior entomologist at the National Quarantine and Inspection Authority, David Tenakanai, said the agency had some help from the World Bank and the Australian government to monitor the beetle's spread but the new government needed to come up with the 20 million kina [$US6 million ] it pledged several months ago   Read More ...
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Papua New Guinea starts paying landowners LNG royalties
MELBOURNE, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The Papua New Guinea government has started paying local landowners long awaited benefits from the $19 billion PNG LNG project, in a promising sign for energy giants ExxonMobil and Total looking to invest billions more in the country. The PNG liquefied natural gas project, operated by ExxonMobil Corp, has been exporting for more than three years, with a 2-percent royalty set aside for landowners, but payments had been held up by disputes over who is eligible   Read More ...
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PNG considering new medical college to train more doctors
Papua New Guinea is considering a new university medical college as it aims to boost the number of doctors and improve healthcare. Australian anaesthetist, Dr Michael Cooper, said the fifty graduates a year currently produced by the University of PNG is nowhere near enough to meet the country's needs. He said it takes a very long time to train doctors. This includes five years of basic training, before several more years of specific extra training for surgeons, anaesthetists and other specialists such as obstetricians   Read More ...
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Paclii gets lifeline through PNG funding
Papua New Guinea has agreed to provide funds to allow an online Pacific legal service to continue operations. The Pacific legal website, or Paclii, is operated by the University of the South Pacific out of Vanuatu, collecting and publishing legal material from 20 Pacific countries. The open-access website's future was in doubt since last year when an Australian government funding agreement expired   Read More ...
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Sport: PNG cricketers fight back to earn tie v Australian Indigenous
Papua New Guinea and the Australian Indigenous cricket teams could not be separated in their second 50-over match in Brisbane. The Indigenous side romped to a 84-run victory in the first match at the weekend and posted a competitive 278 for 5 batting first in the follow up encounter at Peter Burge Oval yesterday. Opening batsman Damon Egan carried his bat throughout the entire innings to finish unbeaten on 124, while Brendon Smith smashed a rapid-fire 70 not out from 52 balls down the order   Read More ...
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Sport: PNG Barramundis seek consistency
The Papua New Guinea men's cricket team is seeking more consistency in the field in their second match against an Australian Indigenous side. The tourists were beaten by 84 runs on Sunday, in the opening match of a month-long stint in Queensland and the Northern Territory. Opening batsmen Darcy Short top-scored with 86 runs as the Indigenous team piling on 347 runs in their 50 overs   Read More ...
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Sport: PNG cricketers open tour with heavy defeat
Papua New Guinea crashed to an 84 run defeat by the Australian Indigenous team in the opening match of their month-long tour of Queensland and Northern Territory. Batting first the Australian Indigenous posted a mammoth 347 for 9 from their 50 overs. Openers Dary Short (86) and Damon Eagon (77) piled on 136 runs for the opening wicket, with Ben Abbatanglo (75) and Cameron Trask (45) adding to the onslaught in the latter overs   Read More ...
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'Australia cannot walk away from Manus Island': PNG
Sydney: Papua New Guinea has reportedly told the Australian government it will not be allowed to walk away from the asylum-seekers currently held in the Manus Island Detention Centre in October. The country's newly-appointed Attorney-General Davis Steven told the ABC his government had not agreed to close the camps by the end of October. That contradicts an agreement between the nations announced by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton in July   Read More ...
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PNG tells Australia not to close detention centre
Papua New Guinea has told Australia it cannot close the Manus Island detention centre at the end of October and leave asylum seekers in PNG. The ABC reported that PNG's attorney-general Davis Steven summoned Australia's High Commissioner today and told him the date set for the centre's closure, October the 31st, had not been agreed to by PNG. Mr Steven said his government was not going to allow Australia to withdraw from Manus Island and leave behind detainees for PNG to care for   Read More ...
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PNG tells Australia it can't shut Manus Island detention centre and leave asylum seekers behind
Papua New Guinea's new Government has told Australia it can't shut down the Manus Island detention centre and leave asylum seekers in PNG at the end of October. Australia is trying to close the centre by October 31, something it said before PNG's recent national elections. But PNG's newly-appointed Attorney-General Davis Steven summoned Australia's High Commissioner and told him the date had not been agreed with the PNG Government   Read More ...
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Papua New Guinea expands security crackdown to quell post-election violence
Papua New Guinea's Government is sending the country's defence force and extra police to the highlands to stop fighting triggered by its recent election. The move expands a military and police callout launched months ago to stop unrelated tribal fighting in just one part of the highlands. It is now sending security forces to two more provinces, Enga and the Southern Highlands, where rival clans are clashing over disputed election results   Read More ...
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Refugee camp in Papua New Guinea is legal, Australian court says
SYDNEY — Australia’s highest court has ruled that the country’s policy of sending asylum seekers to migrant camps in Papua New Guinea is valid. Thursday’s decision by the High Court of Australia follows a ruling by Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court last year that found Australia’s detention of asylum seekers on the Pacific nation’s Manus Island was unconstitutional. Both Australia and Papua New Guinea have said the Manus camp will close by October, but the fate of the men living there remains in doubt   Read More ...
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Australian court: Refugee camp in Papua New Guinea is legal
SYDNEY – Australia's highest court has ruled that the country's policy of sending asylum seekers to migrant camps in Papua New Guinea is valid. Thursday's decision by the High Court of Australia follows a ruling by Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court last year that found Australia's detention of asylum seekers on the Pacific nation's Manus Island was unconstitutional. Both Australia and Papua New Guinea have said the Manus camp will close by October, but the fate of the men living there remains in doubt   Read More ...
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Australian court: Refugee camp in Papua New Guinea is legal
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's highest court ruled on Thursday that the country's policy of sending asylum seekers who try to reach its shores by boat to migrant camps in Papua New Guinea is valid, despite Papua New Guinea's court ruling the practice unconstitutional. The decision by the High Court of Australia follows a ruling by Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court last year that found Australia's detention of asylum seekers on the Pacific nation's Manus Island was unconstitutional   Read More ...
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Australian court: Refugee camp in Papua New Guinea is legal
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's highest court ruled on Thursday that the country's policy of sending asylum seekers who try to reach its shores by boat to migrant camps in Papua New Guinea is valid, despite Papua New Guinea's court ruling the practice unconstitutional. The decision by the High Court of Australia follows a ruling by Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court last year that found Australia's detention of asylum seekers on the Pacific nation's Manus Island was unconstitutional   Read More ...
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Australia's asylum seeker deal with Papua New Guinea is valid, High Court rules
The High Court has again upheld the legality of Australia's asylum seeker deal with Papua New Guinea, ruling it does not breach the Migration Act or the Constitution. The court was asked to reconsider the arrangement struck by former prime minister Kevin Rudd, in light of a court ruling in PNG last year that found Australia's detention of asylum seekers on the island breached that country's constitution   Read More ...
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Australia's asylum seeker deal with Papua New Guinea is valid, High Court rules
Australia's offshore immigration agreement with Papua New Guinea is valid, the High Court has ruled. Its decision follows an April 2016 ruling by the PNG Supreme Court that the treatment of asylum seekers and refugees at the Manus Island regional processing centre contravened that country's constitution, and was unsupported by local law. The High Court on Thursday found the Australian government was not constitutionally limited by the need to conform to the domestic law of another country, and the arrangement between the two nations was valid   Read More ...
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PNG court hears request for halt of refugee centre demolition
Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court has heard a request from a lawyer representing Manus Island detainees for the demolition of Australia's detention centre to be stopped. The Guardian reported that while seeking an adjournment on a compensation case, the lawyer Ben Lomai made the request of the government. Without applying for an injuction, Mr Lomai said he asked for an undertaking that the centre would not be dismantled   Read More ...
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Australian Jillaroos to play Papua New Guinea in historic rugby league clash
Australia's Jillaroos will play a historic international against Papua New Guinea's Orchids next month, marking the first time the national women's rugby league side has competed in Port Moresby. The clash will be played on September 23 before the Kumuls host their annual fixture against a Prime Minister's XIII, made up of NRL players from clubs not featuring in the preliminary finals being played on the same weekend   Read More ...
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PNG in line for new Australian patrol boat
Papua New Guinea is the first country to receive a new patrol boat under an Australian initiative to assist 12 countries. The Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop gave details at a speech to Pacific Islands Forum foreign ministers in Fiji. Julie Bishop said the ceremonial keel laying for the first boat was done in Western Australia at the end of July   Read More ...
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Qld expert urges action for one of world's last frog havens
Papua New Guinea may be one of the last refuges for amphibians as a fungal disease decimates populations worldwide, a Queensland academic believes. James Cook University Research Fellow Dr Deborah Bower said Australia had suffered one of the world's worst declines in frog populations. The most popular theory suggests the disease, caused by the chytrid fungus, is spread through the movement of frogs, water and soil   Read More ...
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National Court rejects attempt to stop arrest of PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill
Papua New Guinea's National Court has ruled that police can arrest the country's Prime Minister on a charge of official corruption. Key points: PNG's top fraud cop says the judgement clears the way for Mr O'Neill's arrest Mr O'Neill's office described the decision as "erroneous" Police first sought Mr O'Neill's arrest in 2014 over a $30 million fraud allegation The court has rejected an application to review a warrant for the arrest of Prime Minister Peter O'Neill obtained by anti-corruption police in 2014   Read More ...
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INTERVIEW -Papua New Guinea land activist vows to battle for his people from Britain
By Ruairi Casey LONDON, Aug 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A land activist from Papua New Guinea at loggerheads with the police and developers in his home country has vowed to continue the fight for his community from Britain. Joe Moses has accused PNG authorities of treating people unfairly in demolishing the Paga Hill seafront settlement in the capital Port Moresby to make way for a luxury hotel and apartments development and a ring road   Read More ...
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Premier congratulates Papua New Guinea's PM on reelection
Premier Li Keqiang sent a congratulatory message on Friday to Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill on his reelection as head of government of the South Pacific country. O'Neill, who visited Beijing in July last year and was received by the premier, was reelected on Aug 2 for another five-year term. In the congratulatory message, Li said China-Papua New Guinea relations have accomplished significant developments since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1976   Read More ...
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Refugee at Australian camp on Papua New Guinea dies
Sydney: A refugee being held in an Australian immigration camp on the Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has died, officials said on Monday, sparking outrage from fellow refugees and advocates who say officials failed to treat him despite a long history of mental illness. Australia’s immigration department confirmed only that it was aware of the death but gave no other details, saying PNG officials were investigating the matter   Read More ...
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Chinese premier congratulates Papua New Guinea prime minister on reelection
BEIJING -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has sent a message to Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill to congratulate him on his reelection as the head of government of the South Pacific island nation. On August 2, Papua New Guinea's parliament reelected O'Neill prime minister for a new five-year term. In his congratulatory message dated Aug 4, Li said that China-Papua New Guinea relations have achieved substantial development since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1976   Read More ...
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Refugee at Australian camp on Papua New Guinea found hanging
SYDNEY (AP) — A refugee being held in an Australian immigration camp on the Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea was found dead in an apparent suicide on Monday, sparking outrage from fellow refugees and advocates who say officials failed to treat him despite a long history of mental illness. Hamed Shamshiripou, a 28-year-old refugee from Iran, was found hanging from the branch of a tree near an elementary school by students on Monday morning, Papua New Guinea police said in a statement   Read More ...
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Refugee at Australian camp on Papua New Guinea dies
SYDNEY (AP) — A refugee being held in an Australian immigration camp on the Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea has died, officials said Monday, sparking outrage from fellow refugees and advocates who say officials failed to treat him despite a long history of mental illness. Australia's immigration department confirmed only that it was aware of the death but gave no other details, saying Papua New Guinea officials were investigating the matter   Read More ...
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Refugee at Australian camp on Papua New Guinea dies
SYDNEY (AP) — A refugee being held in an Australian immigration camp on the Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea has died, officials said Monday, sparking outrage from fellow refugees and advocates who say officials failed to treat him despite a long history of mental illness. Australia's immigration department confirmed only that it was aware of the death but gave no other details, saying Papua New Guinea officials were investigating the matter   Read More ...
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Refugee at Australian camp on Papua New Guinea dies
SYDNEY – A refugee being held in an Australian immigration camp on Papua New Guinea has died. His death has sparked outrage from fellow refugees and advocates who say officials failed to treat him despite a long history of mental illness. Australia's immigration department confirmed on Monday that it was aware of the man's death but gave no other details. The department said that Papua New Guinea officials were investigating the matter   Read More ...
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Peter O'Neill re-elected prime minister of Papua New Guinea
Peter O'Neill has been re-elected prime minister of Papua New Guinea by a newly elected parliament. After his People's National Congress emerged as the party with the most MPs from PNG's lengthy national election, Mr O'Neill has gained enough support in the parliament to begin a second five year term in the position. The Ialibu-Pangia MP-elect was nominated by Abau MP Puka Temu, before Mt Hagen MP William Duma seconded the motion and Tari MP James Marape closed the nomination   Read More ...
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PNG election: Peter O'Neill re-elected Prime Minister of new Parliament
Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has secured a second term after a troubled election process that took almost six weeks. Mr O'Neill mustered enough support on the floor of Parliament to secure the Prime Minister's post after several days of coalition negotiations. The election has been widely criticised because thousands of voters were excluded and there were glaring abuses of the electoral process   Read More ...
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Refugees Refuse to Leave Papua New Guinea Detention Center
Hundreds of refugees and migrants living in limbo on a remote Pacific island refused Tuesday to vacate the detention facility where they have been held for years, the latest protest of their treatment under Australia’s offshore detention program. The protest was a response to cuts to water and electricity to parts of the facility on Manus Island, in Papua New Guinea, where 800 men were still being held since attempting to reach Australia by boat   Read More ...
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Pressure to mount on Manus island refugees - PNG police
Papua New Guinea police say more pressure could be applied to refugees today to leave the Manus Island detention centre. Yesterday, power and water were cut to the centre's Foxtrot compound where 100 refugees are being coerced into moving to an open facility in nearby Lorengau. More than 700 refugees are refusing to leave the Australian-run detention centre, which is due to close by November after it was found to be illegal   Read More ...
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Hopes Doug Tennent can soon to return to PNG
Papua New Guinea's National Court has ordered Immigration and Citizenship Service Authority to facilitate the return to the country of New Zealander Douglas Tennent. PNG court orders Immigration to allow NZer's return The Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea is planning legal action against the acting chief migration officer Solomon Kantha over what it says was the illegal deportation of religious layworker, Doug… PNG bishop plans legal action over Tennent deportation PNG govt MP disappointed with NZer's deportation The leader of a Papua New Guinea coalition government party says state agencies failed to adhere to the law when Mr Tennent was deported   Read More ...
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Water, power supply to largest compound in Papua New Guinea detention centre cut off
Sydney: Water and power supplies were cut off on Monday at the largest compound at an Australian-run camp for asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea, detainees said, as officials tried to force them to move to a nearby transit centre. Australia wants to close its controversial detention centre, which has drawn sharp criticism from the United Nations and domestic and international human rights groups, on Papua New Guinea’s remote Manus Island on October 31   Read More ...