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MPs' powerplays detrimental to PNG

12/09/2011 11:51
Guest Blogger Cottingham Geno In the online news in PNG there are numerous articles on the 'toing and froing' of members of parliament and this has invoked my interest in the political state of affairs in PNG right now. Has the Parliament of PNG lost its definition and purpose? I understand...

Will Genia to become first PNG-born player in Rugby World Cup

11/09/2011 12:56
Will Genia in action for the Wallabies. Picture courtesy of The Age newspaper   Wallabies No 9 Will Genia will become the first Papua New Guinea-born rugby union player to take part in a world cup when Australia takes on Italy in New Zealand this afternoon. Genia will debut at the...

The rise of social media in PNG

06/09/2011 08:19
  PNG Blogger Emmanuel Narokobi was a participant at the Lowy Institute's Pacific Islands and the World Conference in Auckland, New Zealand.  He talked on the rise of social media in PNG and the political atmosphere in Port Moresby, PNG. 

PNG cannot guarantee asylum seekers' rights, says international legal expert

01/09/2011 10:46
  An international legal expert has cast doubt on Papua New Guinea’s ability to uphold the rights of asylum seekers following yesterday’s Australian high court ruling which nullified the Australian government’s swap deal with Malaysia. PNG unlike Malaysia has ratified the UN Refugee...

O'Neill: govt to foot 75% of school fee bill next year

30/08/2011 18:54
  PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill today pledged to subsidise up to 75 per cent in school fee costs for Papua New Guinean children. The country’s Education Department estimates 2 million children have reached school age with only 1.2 million attending classes. The other 800,000 remain in...

Speaker Nape becomes 'kingmaker' but for how long?

30/08/2011 12:45
National parliament speaker Jeffrey Nape in his National Alliance Party (NA) colours  at a party convention.    When the dust settles from the celebration or disappointment of ushering in a ‘new’ government one PNG politician will have reason to keep smiling – Jeffrey...

Sydney PNG students BBQ a success

28/08/2011 22:48
  A BBQ organised by PNG students studying at the University of Sydney (USYD), University of New South Wales (UNSW), University of Technology Sydney (UTS), the Australian Catholic University and TAFE was a success with the event attracting both students and Papua New...

PNG Wantok Club welcomes students

28/08/2011 22:23
Sydney-based PNG students from selected universities and TAFE joined the PNG Wantok Club members on Saturday 30 July at the Centennial Park in Sydney. It was an opportunity for the students to meet country-men and women and to become aware of the club's activities. A sports day is being planned...


22/08/2011 00:19
  Tourism Promotion Authority Bougainville: PNG's new tourism gem  Papua New Guinea 2006 Tourism Sector Review and Masterplan - Final Report.pdf (1 MB) PNG TPA 2005 Visitor Survey Report.pdf (872,9 kB)  


21/08/2011 22:27
  See below links to scholarship programs offered to Papua New Guineans by different countries and international organisations.   Scholarships PNG   Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships Australian Regional Development Scholarships New Zealand...
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