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PNG COLLECTION: ARTICLES RELATING TO PNG
4 Nov 2023
PNG military leader to serve as deputy commander of Australian Army's 3rd Brigade in Townsville
The appointment is an historic move designed to strengthen military ties between Australia and PNG.
18 Feb 2023
PNG OVERVIEW: Including recent history, economics and social development.
Covers key areas relating to PNG—its history, people, language and government. Includes several useful references.
18 Feb 2023
New Guinea Campaign, South West Pacific Area Theatre: List of WW2 battles 1941 – 45.
How the allies countered the Japanese invasion of the territory of PNG, leading to eventual Japanese defeat.
5 Jan 2021
China’s fishery deal with PNG: wolf-warrior diplomacy or just business?
Australia is concerned about PNG allowing China to develop an industrial-sized fishing park in PNG waters.
30 Oct 2022
Australia, PNG inch closer to inking security treaty as defence minister tours the Pacific island nation
Australia is exploring developing closer defence links across all domains with PNG as part of expanded defence cooperation across the Pacific.
15 Oct 2022
Sappers build ties in PNG
The strong relationships between the armed forces of Australia, PNG and the UK are further strengthened through Exercise Puk Puk.
29 Apr 2022
Chinese investors promised PNG a 'gorgeous and glistening' skyscraper. Now it stands 'dangerous' and vacant
In 2017, China offered to build Papua New Guinea (PNG), the tallest building in the country. But now, the tower—touted at the time as a symbol of ‘friendship between the two nations’—sits empty.
25 Jan 2023
PNG prepares to sign Defence Cooperation Agreement with US as it finalises security treaty with Australia.
The US is ‘Stepping up” in the South Pacific Region, for example, the China-Solomon Islands Security Agreement. The US also aims to build capacity in the PNG defence force through training and infrastructure.
14 May 2022
Communication & Cognition
The dangers of defending women accused of sorcery in Papua New Guinea
The UN and European Union are promoting legislation in PNG to try to protect women accused of practising sorcery and those human rights defenders who try to protect women accused of sorcery.
24 Oct 2021
PNG and Fiji were both facing COVID catastrophes. Why has one vaccine rollout surged and the other stalled?
Strong leadership and public support have enabled Fiji to achieve nearly complete vaccination against Covid-19; however, misleading social media and untrustworthy politicians has left PNG with a very low vaccination rate.
27 Feb 2023
The female defence boss getting Papua New Guinea's planes back in the sky
Nancy Wii, Papua New Guinea's first female commercial pilot, has become the first female commanding officer in the country's defence force. Her promotion comes at a time when the military and security of Papua New Guinea are under international scrutiny.