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"Government already knew that Djoko Tjandra was illegally granted citizenship in Papua New Guinea." Mr Kua said he sought cabinet approval at the time to begin court action to have Tjandra's citizenship revoked but he was frustrated by bureaucratic red tape. "We never got off the ground and that may ...
... including US President Donald Trump, is sitting unclaimed in a Geelong region warehouse because the Papua New Guinea Government can't pay for it. ... abandoned in an undisclosed secure warehouse believed to be in the Geelong region, with a cash-strapped PNG Government unable to pay for it.

“To the Chinese Government thank you very much for your consistent appreciation to APEC and Papua New Guinea. APEC moving forward is growing in leaps and bounds,” said Tkatchenko. The ICC has, among other features, a seating capacity of 700 people, 10 27-seat conference rooms, a temporary ...
On 26 February 2018, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the highlands region of Papua New Guinea, resulting in a Government-declared state of emergency for Hela, Southern Highlands, Western and Enga Provinces. Some 465,000 people are estimated to be affected with 247,000 requiring immediate ...
A former Papua New Guinea government minister has denied that he abused process in granting a fugitive citizenship. A 2012 Ombudsman Commission report about the granting of PNG citizenship for an Indonesian man, Djoko Tjandra, has been tabled in parliament. The report found that Ano Pala, who ...
"Clearly we are looking to the systems that are in use here in Australia, we have been talking to the government of Queensland. "They have a fantastic setup with the tool kit which requires them to take a unified approach, in the event of hailstorms or bushfires, or landslips, or floods, so the reaction to those ...

'We should produce all the food we can to feed ourselves and the future generations.' 'The experiences of other countries point to potential economic growth of Papua New Guinea.' Bakani's view is echoed in the government. National Planning Minister, Richard Maru, told Business Advantage PNG last ...
Almost a month after a deadly earthquake, Papua New Guinea is struggling to get aid to desperate survivors, having allocated just a fraction of its relief funds, while a rent dispute left disaster officials briefly locked out of their offices. The scale of the emergency is testing the finances and capacity of one of ...
Since February 26, 2018, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks struck central Papua New Guinea, which was the largest earthquake since 1922. By March 7, the earthquake has caused at least 122 deaths and over one hundred million yuan losses, and many buildings have been destroyed.
Exxon shuts Papua New Guinea production after quake ... Police in Papua New Guinea have sealed off an Australian-run refugee camp in a bid to shut down the facility. Nearly ... It is maintained by my government and we will not outsource our migration policy to people smugglers,” Turnbull told reporters.
Severe damage to phone networks and roads from a powerful earthquake in Papua New Guinea was hindering efforts to assess the extent of the destruction Tuesday, although officials in the remote central region feared dozens of people may have been injured or killed. The government had not confirmed ...
Mr Hussein said it was "unacceptable" the government had granted licences to mining companies to extract resources without the free and informed consent of local communities. "The reported actions of some major corporations engaged in the extractive industries in Papua New Guinea are shameful," he ...
Chris McKee, acting director of geohazards management for the Papua New Guinea government, told the AP that tens of thousands of people live in the forested highlands region affected by the quake. Porgera is the site of a large gold mine that employs more than 2,500 residents; the quake halted ...
A powerful earthquake rattled forest villages and a large gold mine in central Papua New Guinea early Monday, as the government sent officers to the region to assess unverified reports of fatalities and check the extent of the damage. The magnitude-7.5 quake hit about 89 kilometers (55 miles) southwest of ...
And any country in that same situation would do the same,” Justin Tkatchenko APEC Minister of the Papua New Guinea government. Officials are confident that the nearly two hundred million dollars the government is spending to host the event will be earned back in subsequent investment many times over ...
Protesting landowners in Papua New Guinea have ended their blockade of the famous Kokoda Track. The PNG Government has agreed to the group's key demand — to review a joint aid program with Australia in exchange for the track being reopened. The landowners claimed the aid program, the Kokoda ...
The Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill CMG MP, has announced that the National Executive Council has formally endorsed amendments to the Firearms Act that will increase penalties for offenders, and will work with the Government's commitment to modernise the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary.

The partners aim to start engineering and design work in the second half of this year, but first need to agree terms with the Papua New Guinea government, Botten said. These include domestic gas supply requirements, local content and landowner agreements. The companies also need to sign off on ...
Pressure is mounting on Papua New Guinea's Government to reconsider its contracts with health clinics run by the Catholic Church, amid concerns some are deliberately failing to meet their obligations of providing a full family planning service.
ExxonMobil, Total and Oil Search will soon present their preferred development option to the Papua New Guinea government, with a final investment approval planned in 2019, Oil Search Chief Executive Peter Botten told investors on Jan. 23. Botten said talks were continuing with Total and ExxonMobil on ...
UN top rights official has slammed the government of Papua New Guinea's human rights record, including the situation of refugees on Manus Island, during a visit to the island nation. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, met with PNG leader Peter O'Neill and other top officials ...
The strengthen of the relationship between Government and civil society in Papua New Guinea has been highlighted during a visit by the United ... academia, churches, social groups and many others, know that they all have the space to speak as partners with Government in Papua New Guinea,” the ...
PNG Government to tighten up on dealings with Chinese ... The Papua New Guinea Government is tightening its belt on how it does business with the Chinese. ... with China's state entities and private individuals to make sure they build in local content into every loan and projects they are pursuing in Papua New Guinea.
Vocus has announced entering an agreement with Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to scope out the design, construction, and procurement of a subsea cable between Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands. The agreement with the government is worth ...
PNG Finance Minister James Marape has officially announced the opening of the 2018 financial year today revealing strict guidelines and measures which will be employed to further tidy up the Finance Department this year. Minister Marape reiterated strict emphasis on its operations within the department ...
Since 14 January, the Provincial Government commenced the evacuation of Kadovar islanders from Rup Rup island to mainland East Sepik Province. It was reported on 17 January that approximately 350 Kadovar islanders had been evacuated to Dandan Care Centre in Turubu LLG, with evacuation ...
Environmental groups say Papua New Guinea's government is sitting back while the country's rainforests are being destroyed. The Pacific nation has just overtaken Malaysia to become the world's biggest exporter of tropical hardwood. Politicians and officials have been accused of being too close to the ...
Carr Memorial Adventist Primary School in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG) had big reasons to celebrate as parents, teachers, church ... Due to that and the increased turn out over the years, the graduation has since been held at the nearby government-run Port Moresby National High School.
In the lead-up to the 2017 general elections in Papua New Guinea (PNG), the coalition government of Prime Minister Peter O'Neill was under mounting pressure. O'Neill himself was facing an arrest warrant over allegations of corruption, which had been outstanding for two years but stalled by a series of ...
The Papua New Guinea government is the only other major shareholder after Rio Tinto left in 2016. It has said it will give its 17% share to Bougainville, making the ABG majority shareholders of a company that has just one project – a mine over which the ABG has now placed a moratorium. BCL is yet to be ...
The Papua New Guinea government says 2000 people have been evacuated from Kadovar island, 1300 more than was previously reported. ... Meanwhile, Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill announced a commitment of nearly $US47,000 to assist the people of Kadovar Island that have ...
The Papua New Guinea government has said it will resettle around 2,000 people displaced after the long-dormant Kadovar Island volcano began erupting last ... The PNG government plans to resettle the displaced people near the nearby provincial capital of Wewak, in the country's East Sepik Province.
A senior Papua New Guinea politician has called for the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to once again be allowed to carry out investigations and help local ... PNG's new Police Minister Jelta Wong said his Government was looking into changing the rules around what Australian officers in PNG can and ...
The Papua New Guinea government is failing to protect victims of family violence, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch. ... Two years ago the PNG government passed the Family Protection Act which set new penalties for family violence and was designed to protect and assist victims.
Mr Mori told PNG's Post-Courier newspaper he has asked both Fonterra and Cooperative Business New Zealand to invest in Papua New Guinea's agriculture sector. He said PNG is one of the largest markets for New Zealand dairy products and he felt it was important these companies invest in PNG.
In 2007 when Digicel entered the PNG Market, Papua New Guineans realised, how much in unnecessary charges they had been paying for mobile and internet services. Until 2007, the mobile phone monopoly run by a Government subsidiary, BeeMobile Communications forced customers to pay K125 for ...
“We will work with the government of Papua New Guinea as we undertake this work.” According to ExxonMobil, operator Oil Search spud P'nyang South-2 on Oct. 22, 2017, and drilled it to 8,940 feet (2,725 meters). Located in the 105,000-acre (425-square-kilometer) petroleum retention license 3, the well ...
Child labour in Papua New Guinea will come under serious scrutiny as the Government gets tough to eradicate children selling on the streets when they are supposed to be in classrooms in 2018. Child Labour will seriously be addressed when Parliament resumes early next year as Labour Department ...
Fuel and food prices in Papua New Guinea are expected to go up in the new year thanks to a new government tax on fuel introduced in its 2018 Budget. ... Paulus Ain told PNG Loop the government's decision to tax fuel will affect all goods and services because fuel is the main driver of costs. Mr Ain said ...
It's a chance to celebrate New Year's Eve — and help a missions team get to Papua, New Guinea. ... “The hospital has existed for 50 years and last year, they were recognized by the Papua, New Guinea government as a provincial hospital, meaning that they are a 'go-to hospital' for that area,” Sukut added.
On December 1, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with Papua New Guinea. ... A new government, elected in July, is keen to address the immediate fiscal challenges as well as longer-term structural reform, and introduced a ...
Mr Mori told PNG's Post-Courier newspaper he has asked both Fonterra and Cooperative Business New Zealand to invest in Papua New Guinea's agriculture sector. He said PNG is one of the largest markets for New Zealand dairy products and he felt it was important these companies invest in PNG.
The loss was the first one incurred by the Australian Navy during World War I. [TK See Images of Sunken Submarine Off Papua New Guinea]. An expedition to find the lost vessel was recently initiated and funded by the Australian Government, the Silentworld Foundation, the Australian National Maritime ...
"It was the first loss for the Royal Australian Navy and the first Allied submarine loss in World War One; a significant tragedy felt by our nation and our allies." "We will work closely with the Papua New Guinea Government in the coming weeks and months to consider a lasting commemoration in recognition of ...
In 2007 when Digicel entered the PNG Market, Papua New Guineans realised, how much in unnecessary charges they had been paying for mobile and internet services. Until 2007, the mobile phone monopoly run by a Government subsidiary, BeeMobile Communications forced customers to pay K125 for ...
A controversial experimental deep-sea mine is being challenged in court by environmental groups who have accused the Papua New Guinea government of withholding key documents about its approval. Nautilus Minerals Inc, a Canada-based company primarily owned by Russian and Omani mining firms ...
Scientists have discovered two rare species of dolphins in a remote Papua New Guinea river system. Researchers ... “It's really, really important now to work with government, NGOs, the local community as well to make sure we can conserve that very, very small, restricted population in the Kikori Delta.”.
... budget has directed State Owned Enterprise, the National Fisheries Authority (NFA), to pay more in dividends to the Papua New Guinea government. ... In a measure to curtail public spending, the 2018 budget tabled and released recently by the O'Neill-Abel government, aims to ensure that spending is ...
A political veteran in Papua New Guinea says the government is looking for an easy way out of an economic crisis it has created through waste, ... Sir Mekere said to have a credible budget the government had to first fully disclose the state of the economy - the debts, the arrears and the foreign exchange ...
The protracted and controversial elections in Papua New Guinea took up most of 2017, with Peter O'Neill winning a second term and cementing his position as the most formidable politician of his generation. The government announced an ambitious 100-day plan of reform to move the country in a more ...


 

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