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  • 2014 Aus-PNG Emerging Leaders Dialogue alumnus, Benson Saulo explains how his dedication to positive social change stems from values instilled in him by his Indigenous Australian mother and Papua New Guinean father and how he draws strength from his heritage.
    27 July 2015
  • Felix Kipalan shares the story of how he was inspired to start the social enterprise Eco Services Ltd, a mentoring program for environmental science students and graduates in PNG. Supporting young people into the work force is vitally important in PNG where levels of youth unemployment are...
    17 July 2015
  • Jenny Hayward-Jones explains how PNG has been demonstrating increasing regional leadership recently, including hosting the Pacific Games and taking a leading role in negotiations on the West Papuan bid to join the Melanesian Spearhead Group.
    10 July 2015
  • Rugby league is the national sport of Papua New Guinea and the State of Origin is one of the most anticipated sporting events every year. Steven Paisi explains what the atmosphere is like in PNG when Origin fever hits.
    8 July 2015
  • Education specialist and Australia-Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue alumnus Brendan Rigby has done extensive research on Complementary Basic Education programs in Ghana. He explains how these types of programs could also potentially benefit children in Papua New Guinea.
    2 July 2015
  • Anna Kirk analyses the 2015 Lowy Institute Poll's results on Australian attitudes towards Papua New Guinea, which suggest that Australians don't have a strong understanding of Papua New Guinea and that the older generation of Australians feel closer to Papua New Guinea than younger Australians...
    19 June 2015
  • Robyn Santa Maria shares how her experience walking the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea inspired her to become an online volunteer, using her expertise in communications to assist Papua New Guinean NGO Seeds Theatre Group.
    26 May 2015
  • On Thursday Thursday 14 May, the Hon Peter O’Neill, MP CMG, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, delivered an address to the Lowy Institute. In his address, Prime Minister O’Neill reflected on Papua New Guinea’s place in the world as it celebrates 40 years of independence from Australia in 2015. He...
    14 May 2015
    Speeches and Conferences
  • Lawrence Kaiapo Gerry is a Papua New Guinean studying in Sydney, he shares his first experience of Anzac Day in Australia and reflects on what the day symbolises for both Australia and Papua New Guinea.
    7 May 2015
  • In her second piece for the Aus-PNG Network, Kirstie Close-Barry shares her latest experience teaching history in Papua New Guinea and explains how the past is still very much present for many in PNG. Her recent trip included visits to the Kokoda Track and Bomana War Cemetery, sites of great...
    24 April 2015