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Historic address by PNG Prime Minister, James Marape, in Australian Parliament

PNG Prime Minister James Marape made history today 8 February 2024 becoming the first Pacific leader to address the Australian Parliament. An outstanding, comprehensive, powerful and humble speech that made any Australian/PNG person very proud. Mr Marape spoke after excellent speeches by Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, and Opposition Leader Peter Dutton – all speeches highlighted our …

Kieran Nelson (01 November 1950 – 7 February 2024)

We are sad to advise that Kieran passed away at Greenslopes Hospital in Brisbane on 7 February 2024. He was a wonderful wantok/friend to many of us, to our association – PNGAA, and to PNG and our Australian – PNG community generally. He proudly wore his PNGVR uniform on Anzac Day and contributed greatly to …

The PNGAA Management Committee had its inaugural meeting for 2024 last evening (10 January) and what a productive meeting it was! Members hooked in from Queensland, NSW, Victoria and Western Australia! We thought you’d like an update. First up was welcoming our newest member, Kylee Andersen, from Perth. If you haven’t already, you’ll …

Kieran Nelson (01 November 1950 – 7 February 2024)

We are sad to advise that Kieran passed away at Greenslopes Hospital in Brisbane on 7 February 2024. He was a wonderful wantok/friend to many of us, to our association – PNGAA, and to PNG and our Australian – PNG community generally. He proudly wore his PNGVR uniform on Anzac Day and contributed greatly to …

The PNGAA Management Committee had its inaugural meeting for 2024 last evening (10 January) and what a productive meeting it was! Members hooked in from Queensland, NSW, Victoria and Western Australia! We thought you’d like an update. First up was welcoming our newest member, Kylee Andersen, from Perth. If you haven’t already, you’ll …

PNGAA AGM Nominations due 5pm 31 January 2023! Several positions need volunteers!

PNGAA AGM Nominations due 5pm 31 January 2023!!!  Please consider nominating and send your signed forms in now.  Information and nomination forms are available to members at: https://pngaa.org/documents-relating-to-the-2023-agm/ Either scan or photograph them and email to admin@pngaa.net PNGAA urgently needs volunteers for: PNGAA Treasurer: Our current Treasurer, Murrough Benson has been on the committee for 7 years now and needs …

PNGAA Perth lunch – 3 May 2024

Date: 3 May 2024 Time: 12nn AWST Where: RAAFA Club, Airforce Memorial Estate, BULL CREEK RSVP: No later than Thursday 25 April 2024. Partners and friends are very welcome. When booking, though, please let us know how many of you will be coming – and names so that we can prepare name tags. Please email your confirmation …

PNGAA Sunshine Coast lunch – 13 March 2024 – Palmwoods

 Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2024 – from 11:30 am for lunch from midday.  Venue: Palmwoods Hotel, 28-34 Main Street, Palmwoods, Queensland. Parking is available behind the hotel or nearby. Close to the Palmwoods train station.  Ordering & Payment: Order from the menu and/or bar and pay the hotel direct for your own food and drinks …

Christmas Luncheon in Canberra – Battle to Capture Lae

Book now to attend the Christmas Luncheon in Canberra with a special speaker Date: 9 December 2023 Where: Pavilion on Northbourne, 242 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson, ACT, 2602 Time: 12:00 pm for 12:30 pm start Cost: $61.24 per person Bookings:   via Eventbright  Registration form is found  HERE RSVP:  4 December 2023 A special speaker for this event is Ian Howie-Willis who will be releasing …

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