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  • Australia is in talks with Papua New Guinea to finance its domestic internet cable network, in a bid to shut out Chinese company Huawei from building the infrastructure amid warnings its involvement would pose an unacceptable cybersecurity risk.
    21 September 2018
    The Australian
  • Australian soldiers could soon begin regular military rotations to Papua New Guinea as anxiety over China's growing influence in the Pacific region continues to rise.
    21 September 2018
    ABC News
  • The recent discovery of a polio case in Port Moresby's Five Mile settlement has put health authorities on high alert as they prepare for polio vaccination campaigns in the city.
    21 September 2018
    EMTV Online
  • The proposed devaluation of the PNG Kina has recently been promoted by international donor agencies, specifically the IMF, and academics at The Australian National University (ANU). Stephen Howes, of the Crawford School of Public Policy within ANU, has been a strong academic voice arguing for...
    21 September 2018
    Devpolicy Blog
  • Air travel to mainland Bougainville has received a boost with the installation of a Precision Approach Indicator Lighting system at Aropa airport.
    21 September 2018
    EMTV Online
  • Papua New Guinea's Shadow Treasurer Ian Ling-Stuckey has called on the government not to burden PNG’s children and future generations with risky sovereign bond deals.
    21 September 2018
    PNG Post-Courier
  • Australia is working on plans with Papua New Guinea to develop a joint naval base on Manus Island, edging out Chinese interest in the strategically vital port with a new facility that would be capable of hosting Australian and US ­warships.
    20 September 2018
    The Australian
  • Police in Solomon Islands are investigating an armed robbery at a logging camp in the Shortland Islands believed to have been carried out by Bougainvilleans from across the border.
    20 September 2018
    Radio New Zealand
  • Chinese tariffs on US imports could provide fresh momentum for a new wave of planned Australian and Papua New Guinea projects and curb the rapid growth of American LNG exports just as Asian buyers return to the market to underpin development of new supplies.
    20 September 2018
    The Australian
  • If Australia succeeds in establishing a jointly operated naval facility on the strategically pivotal island of Manus, it will be a coup in the escalating strategic competition with Beijing for influence in the Pacific. Forget Tonga, Vanuatu or any of the other ­Pacific states Beijing has showered...
    20 September 2018
    The Australian
  • When Papua New Guinea hosts the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit, its biggest international event since gaining independence 43 years ago, the star of the show will be Chinese President Xi Jinping — the new giant bestriding the Pacific.
    20 September 2018
    The Australian
  • Australian Special Forces have been quietly deployed to Papua New Guinea as part of a massive Australian military and policing effort to help secure Port Moresby ahead of the APEC Leaders’ Summit in November.
    20 September 2018
    PNG Post-Courier

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