2017 Budget at a glance

The Government tabled the 2017 National Budget at Parliament house on Tuesday. The total budget for next year is set at K12.9 billion with the Government focusing on...

How to check online if you’re eligible to vote in 2017

The PNG Electoral Commission should give themselves a pat on the back for moving on with times by introducing the "Electoral Roll Look Up". This is the first...

Manus Island’s asylum seekers to be handed $70MILLION from Australian taxpayers

Nearly 2,000 asylum seekers held at the Manus Island detention centre will be handed a total of $70million in damages. Lawyers for the detainees have reached a settlement...

Putting the name to a face in PNG elections

When it comes to elections, Papua New Guinea has a way of doing it the "Only in PNG" way. Some practices are predictable. Others are bizarre. In...

PNG Public Holidays 2018

The public holidays in Papua New Guinea have now been gazetted in the National Gazette on Tuesday 10 October 2017. A copy of the relevant part of the...

Is your name on the roll?

Jennell Poigeno casts her vote in 2012 election (image: Flickr/Commonwealth/TaramiPapua New Guinea is gearing up for the 2017 elections.  As with any election that has occurred in...

Fraud and Complaints Office a Positive Step Forward

The recent announcement by new Lands Minister Justin Tkatchenko in setting up a Fraud and Complaints section within the Department of Lands is possibly the best move...

The new APEC Haus at Ela Beach

The building that will play a key role in the 2018 APEC conference officially had its ground breaking ceremony today at Ela Beach. Eal Beach itself will be...

Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List

The Governor General of Papua New Guinea, His Excellency Grand Chief Bob Dadae has announced the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours List. The recipients are as follows: Knight Bachelor Sang Chung...

Australia’s offshore asylum policy ruled legal by High Court – BBC News

Australia's High Court rejects a challenge to the policy of holding asylum seekers offshore, meaning scores of people will likely be deported to Nauru. Australia's High Court has...
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