SYDNEY, Australia --- Foreign Minister Julie Bishop believes PNG is one of Australia's highest foreign policy priorities and is committed to strengthening ties with PNG.
SYDNEY, Australia ----The governments of Nauru and Papua New Guinea are complaining about media reports surrounding asylum seeker detention centres they host.
MELBOURNE, Australia --- The Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University wants to see more rigorous scrutiny of attempts to pool resources in the Pacific.
Sea Shepherd anti-whaling activists accuse government of failing to take action against Japanese whalers
HOBART, AUSTRALIA ---- Conservationists blocked from protesting against Japanese whaling are appealing for stronger action by the Australian government over the high-seas conflict.
CANBERRA, Australia ----- Scott Morrison says he is developing “a clearer picture” of what occurred during the Manus Island riot, although he still does not know who killed asylum-seeker Reza Berati.
SYDNEY, Australia ----Tripadvisor has named the world's best islands in its Traveller’s Choice Island Awards.
Fri 21 Feb 2014 -
SYDNEY, Australia --- Sorry, but we don't get to be outraged at this. The fact that a person is now dead, that another has been shot or that yet another has a fractured skull doesn't change anything. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison is undoubtedly right when he describes this violent episode ...
SYDNEY, Australia ---- An exhibition featuring some of the first photos of the Pacific during the early colonial period will go on display at the University of Sydney's Macleay Museum next month.
Thu 20 Feb 2014 -
SYDNEY, Australia --- The torrid dilemma has dogged the Pacific solution from its earliest incarnation in the Howard years to Julia Gillard's eventual embrace of the policy. Successive governments have struggled to explain what responsibility Australia bears for asylum seekers detained in camps run and paid for by Australia but ...
SYDNEY, Australia --- A new Australian group is heading out to disaster zones and disadvantaged areas across the Asia-Pacific region to help children.
CANBERRA, Australia --- A government inquiry is to be held into violent clashes on Manus Island that left one Iranian asylum seeker dead and scores of others severely injured.
CANBERRA, Australia --- Injuries suffered by asylum seekers at the Manus detention centre were not from police gun shots, Papua New Guinea Police Minister Nixon Duban says.
BRISBANE, Australia --- Griffith University and the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 30th January 2014 at the Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia to consolidate a framework for long-term collaboration and partnership between the organisations.
Wed 19 Feb 2014 -
SYDNEY, Australia --- Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop visited the Pacific state of Fiji last Friday and Saturday, promising steps to drop sanctions against its military government as part of efforts to “normalise” diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Tue 18 Feb 2014 -
SYDNEY, Australia --- AT a stroke, Australia has dealt itself back into the heart of events in the Pacific Islands.
Australian mining companies are employing a debatable and ill-defined concept to justify their presence in local communities, University of Melbourne research has established.
MELBOURNE, Australia --- Every year millions of people around the world travel overseas for medical treatment, including a growing number of Australians.
CANBERRA, Australia ---Australia Network's former boss has branded international broadcasting a "relic of the past" and increasingly irrelevant, saying the cost of providing the nation's soft-diplomacy service could be slashed by screening programs online.
PERTH, Australia ---Woodside Petroleum has spent the past 10 years studiously avoiding Papua New Guinea. But that may be set to change given the informal discussions held within the past week between executives at the Perth-based energy giant and InterOil’s management team, which is headed by former Woodside chief, Michael ...
SYDNEY, Australia ---- New Zealand Prime Minister John Key does not expect much progress in his talks with Australian counterpart Tony Abbott today in the key issues of discrimination against expatriate Kiwis and the major supermarkets' move to shed New Zealand products.
CANBERRA, Australia --- The Abbott Government could reclaim the millions paid to the ABC's Australia Network and use the cash to promote Australia to the world on Twitter and Facebook.
CANBERRA, Australia--- The Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has arrived in Papua New Guinea for a two day visit, with asylum seekers among the top issues for discussion.
CANBERRA, Australia ---- Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is about to begin a two-day visit to Papua New Guinea - her first while in government.
MELBOURNE, Australia --- The ABC has approached Sky News Australia to buy programs for its Australia Network service despite the bitter battle that ended with Labor awarding the soft diplomacy contract to the national broadcaster after twice defying expert advice that Sky was better placed to deliver the Asia-Pacific service.
CANBERRA, Australia --- Australian Communication Minister Malcolm Turnbull has issued a thinly veiled warning to the ABC to correct and apologise for errors, as senior cabinet figures voiced outrage and backbenchers seethed over the broadcaster's handling of claims that asylum-seekers were deliberately burnt by defence personnel.
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