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A regional dialogue for civil society organisations on conflict, peace, and security issues was held at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat from 6-10 May 2013.
A TORRES Strait Islander woman has died from an apparent drug resistant strain of tuberculosis, becoming the first Australian in several years to succumb to the disease.
FIJI SAYS IT HAS HAS JOINED THE FIGHT to stop sorcery-related murder and torture of women and girls in Papua New Guinea.
The Chinese population and their businesses are increasing. Many Chinese are illegal immigrants and, every year, they come and go as though Papua New Guinea is their home.
"Papua New Guinea is an incredibly important nation to Australia," said Prime Minister Julia Gillard before flying to the capital city Port Moresby where she met with her counterpart Peter O'Neill . The two leaders signed the Joint Declaration for a new Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership, providing a framework for the contemporary bilateral ... (more)
A Canberra team in the RSPCA's Million Paws Walk are on target to be the highest fundraisers in the country, but their motivations are far from competitive.
A 19-year-old man is receiving treatment for gunshot wounds after about five Papua New Guinea soldiers allegedly opened fire on him and two other West Papuans.
Australia's aid and defence spending in the Pacific has escaped the sweeping cuts to Government programmes announced in the latest Budget.
THE Australian mainland will be excised from the migration zone in a bid to deter asylum seeker boat arrivals, a move labelled by the Australian Greens as a stain on our national character.
So it's not surprising that the 1985 Archibald Prize winner Guy Warren headed out bush with 12 other Australian artists, to spend two weeks painting at the UNSW Arid Zone Research Station in Fowlers Gap.
Amid increasing violence, including the brutal murders of suspected sorcerers, Papua New Guinea is considering restoring the use of the death penalty, which is legal but has not been used since 1954.
The 26-day tour begins in Miami, with guests to visit nine countries on a chartered Boeing 757 fitted with business class seats, an on-board lounge and well-stocked bar.
STATE Cabinet ministers and their guests will again be able drink booze on government jets with the Premier lifting a nine-year-old alcohol ban.
PORT MORESBY : A 19-year-old man is receiving treatment for gunshot wounds after about five Papua New Guinea soldiers allegedly opened fire on him and two other West Papuans.
Sailors aboard the USS Ronald Reagan handle boxes of relief supplies bound for the Carnival cruise ship C/V Splendor, which went adrift after an engine room fire in November 2010.