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  • With an overwhelming majority of Papua New Guineans self-identifying as Christian, churches are powerful institutions with significant hold over what is considered acceptable in communities. Bronwyn Fraser from UnitingWorld makes the case for involving churches in the response to domestic violence...
    8 May 2018
  • Dr Mikaela Seymour reflects on PNG Government efforts to recruit international doctors - which she says has disappointed and confused newly-trained PNG medical practitioners who are struggling to find training positions in government-funded health care. She considers Australia's experience with...
    3 May 2018
  • Bal Kama considers the recent reports of a proposed Chinese military presence in Vanuatu. While the reports were promptly rejected by the Vanuatu government, the potential of having Chinese military hardware on a long-term basis in the Pacific has raised significant discussion on the strategic...
    17 April 2018
  • Ben Gertz, a descendant of the Meriam people of Mer Island in the Torres Strait, reflects on the links between his ancestors' region and Papua New Guinea and his experience at the 2017 Aus-PNG Emerging Leaders Dialogue in Port Moresby.
    12 April 2018
  • The Lowy Institute hosted the fifth annual Australia–Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue from 12 to 15 December 2017 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The Dialogue is the flagship event of the Australia–Papua New Guinea Network , an initiative the Lowy Institute runs with the support of the...
    28 February 2018
    Speeches and Conferences
  • Dr. Tess Newton Cain speaks about a recent event held in Brisbane to celebrate the legacy of Sean Dorney and his incredible impact on Australia-PNG relations in sport, politics and journalism.
    27 February 2018
    Speeches and Conferences