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A proposed Kiap Memorial Scholarship

As foreshadowed in a previous post in the PNGAA’s Una Voce and on the exkiap forum, a submission has been forwarded by the President of the PNGAA to the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and...

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ACCPN Update by Andrea Williams and Paul Munro

Australian Community Centre for Pacific Nations PNGAA’s proposal for an Australian Community Centre for Pacific Nations, (ACCPN) thus far has been given only support by those most directly responsible. Draft Management Plans for the...

DIY Surfboards

Surfers in PNG are learning the traditional Hawaiian techniques of timber surfboard building from renowned Australian surfboard shapers Tom Wegener and Bryan Bates. Members of the Tupira Surf Club in Madang Province were taught...

When Malcolm Fraser stopped military intervention in PNG

Malcolm Fraser, Australia’s 22nd prime minister, died aged 84. One little known story about Fraser’s time as Defence Minister under Liberal Prime Minister John Gorton was that he averted Australian military intervention in Papua...

PNG Visas for Australians

Sir Peter Barter, Chair of the Madang Visitors and Cultural Bureau, took up the issue of  PNG Visas for Australians with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Rimbik Pato, at the opening of the Cairns...

PNG defines marriage age

The revised Lukautim Pikinini Act will enforce the legal marriage age of 18 years in PNG. It will be illegal for people under 18 to marry under the new law. Constitutional Law Reform Commission...

Melanesian Airlines Agreement

The Melanesian airlines of PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu have signed a partnership agreement which is now in force. Under the Memorandum of Understanding the three airlines will share promotion and sales and introduce...