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Australian academics paid $500,000 over two years for mining work on Bougainville

Two Australian academics have been paid almost $500,000 by the Australian government for two years work towards reopening the Panguna mine in Bougainville.

The figures have been revealed by the Australian Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee. 144 more words

Papua New Guinea

Australian Aid: Senate Report released

Check out this article by the ANU DevPolicy website about the recently released Senate report into Australia’s aid program. The inquiry was developed to investigate the aid program’s capacity to meet its objectives in light of changes made by the new Coalition government, including a particularly notable cut to the aid budget’s bottom line and the incorporation of AusAID into the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). 101 more words

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Australia confirms it is 'assisting' Bougainville to write its new mining law...

… and we all know the influence the mining industry has in Australia!

Australia signals more engagement with Bougainville

Radio New Zealand

The Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea says it’s important her country and New Zealand support Bougainville as it heads towards a five-year window on an independence referendum. 127 more words

Papua New Guinea

Australia lectures PNG on corruption and underdevelopment... Where is that mirror!

PNG Exposed

Goodie. The Australian government has returned to the lectern to chastise PNG over corruption and lack of development. Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop,  954 more words

Papua New Guinea