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5000 Australian Firms in PNG: Turnbull

5000 Australian firms in PNG: Turnbull Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says almost 5000 Australian businesses and companies are operating in Papua New Guinea and two-way trade between the two countries is valued at...

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ACCPN Update by Paul Munro

Australian Community Centre for Pacific Nations PNGAA and others interested are awaiting decisions by the Harbour Trust and the NSW National Parks (NPWS) about whether the Draft Management Plan for the Middle Head/ASOPA precinct...

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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...

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...

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...