We regularly host workshops and events to strengthen ties and understanding between Papua New Guinea and Australia.

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New Caledonia at the crossroads
12 Jul | Thursday
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When French President Emmanuel Macron recently visited Australia, the Australian government welcomed France as a stable partner in the Pacific region. Much of this stability relies upon the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia, which will hold a referendum on self-determination in November this year.

2018 Lowy Lecture and Dinner: Sir Frank Lowy AC
13 Sep | Thursday
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On the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the establishment of the Lowy Institute, the Institute's board has invited Sir Frank Lowy AC to deliver this year’s Lowy Lecture and Dinner. The annual Lowy Lecture is the Lowy Institute’s flagship event, at which a prominent individual reflects on Australia and the world.

2017 Australia–Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue
12 Dec | Tuesday
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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 Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to expand the people-to-people links between Australia and PNG.

2016 Australia–Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue
30 Aug | Tuesday
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The Lowy Institute hosted the fourth annual Australia – Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue on 22 – 23 November 2016 in Brisbane at the Queensland Art Gallery to coincide with the exhibition, Number 1 Neighbour: Art in Papua New Guinea 1966-2016.

2015 Australia–Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue
1 Dec | Tuesday
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On 1–2 December 2015, the Lowy Institute hosted the third annual Australia-Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue. The Dialogue is the flagship event of the Australia-Papua New Guinea Network, an initiative designed to expand people-to-people relations between Australia and Papua New Guinea. This project reflects the significance of the Australia-Papua New Guinea relationship, especially in this, the 40th anniversary of independence year.

2014 Australia–Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue
30 Aug | Saturday
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The 2014 Australia-Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue set a new standard for frank and broad-ranging discussion between young leaders from diverse fields in both countries.

2013 Australia–Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue
26 Nov | Tuesday
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The inaugural Australia-Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue was held at the Lowy Institute, Sydney on 26 November 2013. The Dialogue was an initiative that arose from the 2012 Papua New Guinea-Australia Ministerial Forum with twenty-two emerging leaders from Papua New Guinea and Australia, from across the business, government, media and non-government sectors participating.

2018 Hiri Moale Festival
14 Sep | Friday
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The annual cultural festival in Port Moresby celebrates the historic Motuan trading voyages and is timed to lead in to PNG Independence Day celebrations.

Sydney Book Expo: PNG Association of Australia
7 Oct | Sunday
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The Papua New Guinea Association of Australia invites members and friends of PNG - and all book lovers and writers of stories - to join them for the Book Expo in Sydney on 7 October 2018.

Expressions of Interest – Tradelinked Cairns and PNG – Business Delegations
23 Oct | Tuesday
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Since 1984, the cities of Lae and Cairns have been affiliated as sister cities. This affiliation contributes to strengthening the friendship between Papua New Guinea and Australia, and in particular our two regions. In October 2017 a Cairns business delegation was greatly welcomed by the Honourable Member for Lae, John Rosso MP; the Lae Chamber of Commerce and the Consul-General Lae, Mr Paul Murphy.

2018 Aus-PNG Emerging Leaders Dialogue
3 Dec | Monday
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The Dialogue brings together ten Papua New Guinean and ten Australian young people who are leaders in their fields, for two days of networking and discussion of priority issues for each country and the bilateral relationship. In 2018, PNG is on the international stage as host of the APEC summit. The Emerging Leaders Dialogue will build on this significant event to focus discussions on the potential for tourism and travel to strengthen links between Australia and PNG.

2018 APEC Leaders Summit
16 Nov | Friday
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The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a regional economic forum established in 1989 to leverage the growing interdependence of the Asia-Pacific. APEC's 21 members aim to create greater prosperity for the people of the region by promoting balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and secure growth and by accelerating regional economic integration.

9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9)
24 Nov | Saturday
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The hugely ambitious APT series returns to QAGOMA this summer, bringing significant art from across the Asia Pacific to Brisbane. Overflowing with colour and life, this free contemporary art exhibition presents a unique mix of creativity and cross-cultural insight.

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