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Monday, 08/08/16

 

Papua New Guinea does not need an independent bilateral arrangement with Australia and New Zealand to achieve its trade goals. This is according to the Chief Trade Advisor to Pacific Island Countries on the regional free trade agreement PACER PLUS.

The comment was in response to statements from PNG's Trade Minister Richard Maru to his Australian counterpart... + continue reading

Tuesday, 08/23/16

 

Oxfam New Zealand is supporting the call for no decision to be made on the Pacific's proposed trade deal PACER-Plus. The region's trade ministers are preparing to meet in Christchurch this Friday to further discuss the agreement. Negotiations started in 2009 and are on track to wrap up later this year.

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Tuesday, 07/12/16 - 0 comment(s)

 

Speaker Theodore Zurenuoc has been given five days by a three-man Supreme Court bench to recall Parliament and deal with the existing notice of a motion of no-confidence in... + continue reading

Opinion

Wednesday, 07/06/16 - 1 comment(s)

 

On the 2 July 1998, the West Papuan Morning Star flag was raised on top of a water tower near the harbour in Biak. Up to 75 people gathered beneath it singing songs and...

News Releases

Monday, 08/15/16 - 0 comment(s)

 

The Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) is taking a bold step towards designing a policy framework that will see traditional governance an integral part of the... + continue reading

In Depth

Tuesday, 06/21/16 - 1 comment(s)

 

Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama used what would normally have been a bland official speech in Suva earlier this month to bluntly air continuing grievances over the... + continue reading

Video & Audio

Monday, 07/18/16 - 0 comment(s)

 

60 Minutes Australia: If you're thinking of holidaying in Samoa, you'd be wise to think again. The brochures show an idyllic South Pacific paradise and... + continue reading