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Papua New Guinea’s time of destiny

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By Mekere Morauta This acceptance speech was delivered by the Hon Sir Mekere Morauta MP on 14 July 1999 on the floor of Parliament upon his election as Prime Minister. Sir Mekere was PNG’s Prime Minister from 1999 to 2002.…

Vale Sir Mekere Morauta

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By Rabbie Namaliu It has been my privilege to know personally, work closely with, and occasionally disagree with, the Right Honourable Sir Mekere Morauta, whose death the nation mourns. He was a close friend, my talaigu, and a colleague in…

Now is the time to reduce remittance costs

By Pär Liljert, Rose Payne Last year, global remittances overtook foreign direct investment as the biggest inflow of money into developing countries. COVID-19 is expected to reduce the amount of global remittances in 2020 by 20 per cent. This sharp…

Social media and intimate partner violence in PNG

By Peter Nasale, Rayanne Nongkas, Kylie McKenna In June 2020, two cases of intimate partner violence (IPV) went viral on social media in Papua New Guinea (PNG) sparking public commentary on the specifics of the two cases and the problem…

Medicare, family separation and temporary migrants

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By Holly Lawton The United Workers Union has launched a recent campaign lobbying for Medicare coverage for Pacific seasonal workers participating in the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP). A recent petition, with 159 signatures as at 14 July, calls for six…

Time for a Pacific Community

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by Biman Chand Prasad  The impact of COVID-19 on the world economy is going to be devastating. Indeed, COVID-19 has already decimated the Pacific island economies. Even the two largest economies in the region, Fiji and Papua New Guinea, do…

Fixing the WHO

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Written by Joel Negin Donald Trump’s sharp criticism of the World Health Organization (WHO) and slashing of US funding to the institution has successfully distracted some attention from the woeful American response to COVID-19. Perhaps unsurprisingly, some Australian politicians have…