The Aus-PNG Network posts regularly with articles featuring daily news events and stories about the Papua New Guinea-Australia relationship. News links are published on weekdays and are selected from a range of international and domestic sources.

The coverage is not universal, but designed to provide a broad overview of relevant stories and topics for people interested in the PNG-Australia relationship.

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Aus-PNG News Links: Friday 16 August 201…

Papua New Guinea’s government has warned talks over a new gas deal could end “disastrously” [Reuters] as it sends a negotiating team to Singapore to discuss the proposed Papua LNG …

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Aus-PNG News Links: Thursday 15 August 2…

The commission of inquiry into the PNG’s government’s loan from UBS to buy Oil Search shares will commence early next month [Post-Courier]. Commissioner Sir Salamo Injia has announ …

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Aus-PNG News Links: Wednesday 14 August …

Australia’s government is ready to help PNG refinance its national debt [Reuters], Minister for the Pacific Alex Hawke says. Mr Hawke is in Tuvalu for the Pacific Island Forum and …

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Aus-PNG News Links: Tuesday 13 August 20…

PNG’s new immigration detention centre at Bomana [RNZ] outside Port Moresby has begun operation [PNG Today], with 50 asylum seekers now detained in the centre [Loop PNG]. Some of t …

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Aus-PNG News Links: Monday 12 August 201…

The role of the Swiss bank UBS will be scrutinised [AFR] as part of the PNG government’s new inquiry into a loan transaction involving the bank and the purchase of shares in Oil Se …

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Aus-PNG News Links: Friday 9 August 2019

PNG’s former Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia has been appointed to head up a commission of inquiry [Post-Courier] into a controversial loan and share purchase deal involving UBS and …

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Aus-PNG News Links: Thursday 8 August 20…

A statement that said PNG’s government was looking to China to refinance its entire government debt may have been released without official approval, EMTV reports. While the China …

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Aus-PNG News Links: Wednesday 7 August 2…

PNG’s Prime Minister has signalled interest in a Free Trade Agreement with China and asked the country for help to restructure its government debt [PNG Facts]. James Marape made th …

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Aus-PNG News Links: Tuesday 6 August 201…

The chair of Bougainville’s Referendum Commission says an agreed six week delay in voting will be used to ensure a better electoral roll for the referendum [Loop PNG]. The PNG and …

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Aus-PNG News Links: Monday 5 August 2019

PNG’s government has signalled it will back the Papua LNG deal finalised by former Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, although has said some terms will still need to be negotiated. Cabi …

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Aus-PNG News Links: Friday 2 August 2019

The Post-Courier features comments from a former consultant to PNG Power saying costs for the proposed Ramu 2 Hydro project are excessive, and the project should be able to be buil …

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