PNG Police: body belongs to boat skipper of missing researchers

30/09/2011 10:25
  Papua New Guinea police have confirmed that a body found on a group of islands in the Manus province belonged to a member of the boat crew that accompanied a group of missing researchers. The five researchers, who work for the PNG government-funded Institute of Medical Research (IMR),...

PNG cabinet sacks police commissioner

29/09/2011 19:24
  The Papua New Guinea cabinet has sacked police commissioner Anthony Wagambie and blamed the Somare government for an administrative oversight that compelled it to act. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, in a media statement released this afternoon, said cabinet has advised the governor...

PNG whistle-blower bill ready for parliament

29/09/2011 11:51
    Work on Papua New Guinea’s draft whistle-blower legislation is complete and it is ready to be tabled in parliament. Highly placed PNG government sources told Papua New Guinea Issues in Perspective that work on the bill had been completed with the next stage for the...

Taskforce to discuss potential of PNG AFL side playing in Australia

26/09/2011 13:53
(Left) Thirteen-year-old Papua New Guinean AFL player Tommy Ndresanei in action for the Under-13 Wests Juniors in Croydon Park Sydney, the junior side for the Western Suburbs Magpies. (Right) Mr Ndresanei and his team-mates celebrate after winning the 2011 grand...

PNG police appeal to three MPs to go in for questioning

18/09/2011 18:17
WANTED: (L-R) Former PNG ministers Paul Tiensten and Francis Potape and East Sepik governor Peter Wararu.   Papua New Guinea police have appealed to three national parliamentarians to voluntarily go in for questioning. PNG police commissioner Michael Wagambie said police...

O'Neill: PNG's social indicators deplorable

16/09/2011 23:02
Prime Minister O'Neill laments poor social indicators.   Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has described as deplorable Papua New Guinea’s poor social indicators. Giving a post-mortem on the country’s progress as a nation in a speech to mark 36 years of independence, the PM said...

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...

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...

PNG Govt PR: Govt to focus on infrastructure

21/08/2011 16:28
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