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  • The major spring exhibition at GOMA, "No.1 Neighbour: Art in Papua New Guinea 1966-2016" presents a snapshot of the contemporary art and culture to be found in this dynamic young nation. Here, Ruth McDougall outlines some of the highlights and their histories.
    7 October 2016
  • Harriet Smith brings together some highlights from the discussions on Papua New Guinea and Australia at this year’s State of the Pacific conference at ANU.
    30 September 2016
  • Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a diverse country of over 800 different languages spread over remote and diverse terrain. Bringing a country like this together was always going to be challenging. This post describes how the many differences were put aside when a young boxer from Tsio Island represented...
    16 September 2016
  • After reconnecting with her family in Manus, Lynne Shori established Friends of Rambutso in 2007 to help the people of Manus address critical development challenges. Learn more about how you can support their campaign to raise funds for a sanitation pilot project, designed to deliver health, gender...
    12 September 2016
  • The Lowy Institute for International Policy is calling for applications and nominations for the 2016 GE Australia-Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue, the flagship event of the Aus-PNG Network. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2016
    30 August 2016
    Speeches and Conferences
  • The mystery of the missing movie deepens. The search goes international. Rod Bishop continues the story. This series of posts began when Rod Bishop reported on the disinterment of the film footage he and others shot way back in 1972 for a never completed film tentatively titled Mataungan. For the...
    24 August 2016
  • Anthony Swan explores the hidden content in Australian newsprint articles on PNG. This article was originally published on the Devpolicy Blog.
    23 August 2016
  • The first ever appearance by a group of Papua New Guinean writers at the Brisbane Writers Festival in September has just been upgraded to a prime lunchtime slot. This piece is reproduced here from PNG Attitude with their permission.
    16 August 2016
  • Part Two in the story of the retrieval of a piece of Australian documentary film history. The story continues with some fascinating information from historian Ken Berryman and some insights into early film culture endeavours. This follows the piece by Rod Bishop , where he wrote about the...
    12 August 2016
  • Sally Andrews, New Colombo Plan scholar, writes on her experience researching maternal health with GE in PNG. This was her first experience in PNG and it inspired her to remain engaged with Australia's nearest neighbour.
    8 August 2016