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Papua New Guinea: Constitutional monarchy in Oceania
Papua New Guinea, officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea is a country in Oceania that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia. Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby. The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua. It is the world's 3rd largest island country with 462,840 km2 (178,700 sq mi).

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Papua New Guinea prime minister's election faces court challenge

Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court is set to hear a challenge to the election of Prime Minister James Marape on Sept. 20, a lawyer for opposition leader Patrick Pruaitch, who took the issue to court,..
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Chinese-owned nickel plant spills waste into Papua New Guinea bay

Waste from a nickel plant in Papua New Guinea owned by Metallurgical Corporation of China spilled into the adjacent Basamuk Bay over the weekend, three sources told Reuters on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Papua New Guinea

Australia prepped for Rugby Championship encounter with Argentina [Video]Australia prepped for Rugby Championship encounter with Argentina

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper expects a tough test against the Pumas tomorrow in the Rugby Championship.

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PNG prime minister says terms, not alliances will sway debt deal talks

Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister James Marape said on Monday he will accept debt assistance from any country that offers the best terms, ratcheting up pressure on Australia to offer a sweetened..
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Australian officials prepare to visit Papua New Guinea for trade talks

Six Australian ministers will travel to Papua New Guinea on Monday to discuss trade and economy ties, at the largest delegation of its kind in more than 10 years.
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Six Australian ministers head to PNG forum

The Australian government is sending six ministers to a forum in Papua New Guinea on Monday, the largest delegation of its kind in more than 10 years.
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PNG treasurer disputes $1.5b loan figure

The federal opposition is sitting on the fence over a $1.5 billion loan request from Papua New Guinea.
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PNG offers Manus Island asylum seekers voluntary relocation to Port Moresby

Questions remain after a notice from Papua New Guinea's immigration authority was reportedly posted on Manus Island, offering the remaining asylum seekers the option to relocate to the capital city.
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Labor looks at 'very big request' from PNG

The federal opposition is sitting on the fence over a $1.5 billion loan request from Papua New Guinea.
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Bougainville agrees with PNG to delay independence vote till November

An independence referendum for the Pacific island of Bougainville has been delayed again by the governments of the island and Papua New Guinea (PNG) but will be held this year, the referendum..
Reuters - Published

PNG PM vows to improve his citizens' access to Australian visas

PNG PM James Marape says his country will not be dependent on Australia for much longer.
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PNG won’t be economically dependent on Australia in a decade, PM vows

Papua New Guinea wants to be economically independent from Australia within a decade.
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PNG PM wants economic independence from Australia

Papua New Guinea wants to be economically independent from Australia within a decade.
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Australia and PNG pledge closer ties as Canberra seeks to renew Pacific influence

Australia and Papua New Guinea said on Monday their leaders will meet annually in a bid to foster closer ties, which Canberra believes is important in its bid to counter China's quest for greater..
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'Work in progress': Morrison and PNG PM agree to develop Manus closure timetable

PNG and Australia have agreed to establish a timetable to resettle the remaining refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island.
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Watch live: Scott Morrison welcomes PNG PM to Australia

Papua New Guinean Prime Minister James Marape has received a ceremonial welcome after arriving at Parliament House, but things quickly came down to business.
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Manus Island centre closure the elephant in the room as PNG PM meets Morrison

Papua New Guinean Prime Minister James Marape has received a ceremonial welcome after arriving at Parliament House, but things quickly came down to business.
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PNG Prime Minister welcomed in Canberra

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister, James Marape, is in Australia for an official visit. It's his first official visit to Australia since his election and will be demanding an end to offshore detention..
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PNG PM arrives for first Australia visit

PNG leader James Marape is making his first official visit to Australia since his election and will be demanding an end to offshore detention on Manus Island.
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PNG PM to demand Manus closure timeline in Australian visit

PNG leader James Marape is making his first official visit to Australia since his election and will be demanding an end to offshore detention on Manus Island.
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Greens senator Nick McKim returns to Australia after PNG deportation

Greens senator Nick McKim has arrived back in Australia after being deported from Papua New Guinea for trying to access refugee accommodation on Manus Island.
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Papua New Guinea deports Australian senator after Manus Island visit

Nick McKim spoke with SBS News as he was being 'forced to leave' Manus Island.
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'As soon as possible': PNG PM demands timeline for closing Manus centre

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape will urge Australia to end offshore processing of asylum seekers when he arrives in the country this weekend.
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PNG demands deadline for closing Manus

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape will urge Australia to end offshore processing of asylum seekers when he arrives in the country this weekend.
SBS - Published

Papua New Guinea leader to visit Australia as it seeks to shore up its Pacific influence

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape will make a state visit to Australia, its government said on Tuesday, as it seeks to cement its position with Pacific island's new leader amid rising..
Reuters - Published

Australia could soon have a new Pacific nation next door

Bougainvilleans in Queensland have been enrolling this week to vote in a referendum which could see their province separate from Papua New Guinea.
SBS - Published

Papua New Guinea troops secure scene of brutal highlands massacre

Papua New Guinea troops secured the scene of a brutal massacre in the remote interior of the southwestern Pacific country, authorities said, after villagers buried the dead and a search for the killers..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia looks east to expand Pacific diplomacy, trade

Indonesia will establish diplomatic relations with the Pacific states of Niue and Cook Islands while pursuing trade deals with Fiji and Papua New Guinea, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said on Friday,..
Reuters - Published

Gunmen massacre 18, including children, in Papua New Guinea attack

Gunmen have massacred as many as 18 people including women and children in a remote village in Papua New Guinea, apparently the latest victims of a tribal feud, and Prime Minister James Marape vowed on..
Reuters - Published

Manus security contract extension 'recognises the professionalism of Paladin,' company says

The controversial security company Paladin will operate refugee services on Manus until 31 December, under the "limited extension" of its contract by the Australian and Papua New Guinean governments.
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Controversial Manus security contract confirmed as running to 31 December

The controversial security company Paladin will operate refugee services on Manus until 31 December, under the "limited extension" of its contract by the Australian and Papua New Guinean governments.
SBS - Published

Papua New Guinea volcanic eruptions force 15,000 from their homes

Volcanic eruptions in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have forced 15,000 villagers in the country's northeast to flee their homes, aid agencies said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Australia, PNG governments agree to extend Paladin's Manus Island contract

There are reports the Australian and Papua New Guinean governments will provide a "limited" extension to the controversial $423-million contract.
SBS - Published

Papua New Guinea appoints reformer to crucial petroleum portfolio

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape installed a reformer as petroleum minister on Friday, handing him a mandate to overhaul the sector and warning investors to "pack up and leave" if they did..
Reuters - Published

Papua New Guinea PM says resources reforms will take years

New Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape doubled down on his plans to earn more taxes from the gas-and-gold-rich country's natural resources sector on Wednesday, but said major reform would not..
Reuters - Published

Commodity firms push to meet new Papua New Guinea PM as he sets out agenda

Commodity companies are pushing to meet Papua New Guinea's new prime minister, who is set to deliver a nationwide address on Wednesday as he starts to overhaul the way the gas-rich country manages its..
Reuters - Published

New Papua New Guinea leader a wildcard in Pacific power play

When Papua New Guinea's lawmakers started to shift their weight in their parliamentary seats in preparation for a tense vote on a new prime minister on Thursday, James Marape looked uninterested, his..
Reuters - Published

New PNG leader 'taking back' economy, puts resources firms on notice

Papua New Guinea's new prime minister pledged on Thursday to "tweak and turn" laws governing how natural resources are extracted to help lift the vast South Pacific archipelago out of poverty.
Reuters - Published

New PNG leader aims to 'maximize gain' from resources sector

Former finance minister James Marape was elected prime minister of Papua New Guinea on Thursday, and the critic of a major global gas development deal vowed to review management of the nation's..
Reuters - Published

Critic of major gas deal becomes new Papua New Guinea PM

Former finance minister James Marape, a critic of a major global gas development deal, was elected by parliament as the new prime minister of Papua New Guinea on Thursday after weeks of turmoil over..
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Voting in Papua New Guinea parliament shows Marape has support to be new PM

Voting in Papua New Guinea's parliament on Thursday showed former finance minister James Marape had enough support to replace Peter O'Neill as prime minister after weeks of political turmoil over the..
Reuters - Published

Papua New Guinea parliament meets to elect new prime minister

Papua New Guinea's parliament is set to convene in Port Moresby on Thursday to elect a new prime minister after outgoing leader Peter O'Neill resigned following weeks of political turmoil sparked by..
Reuters - Published

Papua New Guinea PM quits after turmoil, new leader due on Thursday

Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister Peter O'Neill quit on Wednesday after losing the confidence of parliament during weeks of political turmoil in the South Pacific nation, but government supporters..
Reuters - Published

Political chaos results in fall of Papua New Guinea PM

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill formally resigned on Wednesday after losing the support of parliament during weeks of political turmoil in the South Pacific island nation.
Reuters - Published

Papua New Guinea PM formally resigns after weeks of political chaos

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill formally resigned on Wednesday after losing the support of parliament during weeks of political turmoil in the South Pacific island nation.
Reuters - Published

Papua New Guinea PM clings on but government defeated in parliament

The government of Papua New Guinea appeared to be in danger on Tuesday, after opponents of Prime Minister Peter O'Neill convincingly won a vote in parliament that prepares the way for his removal.
Reuters - Published

Papua New Guinea to hold key parliament session amid leadership turmoil

Papua New Guinea's lawmakers gathered on Tuesday for a crucial sitting of parliament, with opponents vowing to topple the government of Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, who clings on despite promising to..
Reuters - Published

Australia-PNG links to remain strong despite O'Neill's resignation: Payne

Australia expects to continue strengthening its relationship with Papua New Guinea whomever leads the nation, Foreign Minister Marise Payne says.
SBS - Published

Foreign minister plays up Aust-PNG links

Australia expects to continue strengthening its relationship with Papua New Guinea whomever leads the nation, Foreign Minister Marise Payne says.
SBS - Published

SBS World News bulletin: 26/5/19

SBS News wraps-up all the national and international news including: Scott Morrison reveals his new-look ministry, Papua New Guinea PM Peter O'Neill resigns, Courtney Herron identified as Melbourne..
SBS - Published

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