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The author has been chronicling the politics of Papua New Guinea (PNG) for decades, and this Discussion Paper constitutes the most recent instalment in that body of work.
Among Papua New Guineans, it is common practice for intending candidates to do their groundwork, known locally as ‘doing awareness’ or lusim hanmak,1 months before the official election period.
Sexual violence against children is a fraught, sensitive subject that is extremely difficult to raise without potentially causing further harm.
Under normal circumstances, the Public Finance Management Act 1995 (PFMA) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) mandates rigorous tendering processes to safeguard the proper use of public monies.
This report presents findings of research conducted between June and October 2019 by a small team from the Australian National University (ANU), with the assistance of researchers based in Papua Ne
Imposing a hiatus on normal business is a double-edged sword.
In late 2019, a non-binding referendum on the future political status of Bougainville was held.
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