Papua New Guinea

IB 2020/15 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Papua New Guinea: The State of Emergency Cannot Fix Years of Negligence

This In Brief argues that PNG’s reliance on the State of Emergency and lockdowns to contain COVID-19 is proving difficult due to years of government negligence that have led to both poor health inf

IB 2020/09 Emergency Toll-Free Telephone Services Part 2: A Police Line in Papua New Guinea

This In Brief presents a case study of a toll-free police telephone service that has been established in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

IB 2020/08 Emergency Toll-Free Telephone Services Part 1: Challenging Contexts

In developed countries, emergency services such as the police can be telephoned during time-critical incidents. Response times are generally good, depending on competing simultaneous demands.

IB 2020/07 Local Music Sharing via Mobile Phones in Melanesia

Little is known about the use of mobile phones for sharing music content in Melanesia, particularly creative content produced within the region.

IB 2020/06 Coronavirus Covid-19 in Papua New Guinea

The first coronavirus Covid-19 case entered Papua New Guinea on 13 March 2020. Whether it will spread is a critical question, but it is likely.

WP 2020/01 National Development Plans in PNG — How They Measure Up Against the National Goals and Directive Principles

This paper revisits the development models promoted in recent national plans in PNG, the influences that framed their ambitious visions and their compatibility with the earlier NGDPs.

IB 2019/25 China’s Guide to Investment Cooperation in Papua New Guinea

This In Brief examines a key Chinese government document written in the lead up to the November 2018 APEC meeting in Port Moresby and published in January 2019. The 2018 Guide

The Bougainville Referendum: Law, Administration and Politics

This book presents an analysis of legal, administrative and political issues arising from the complex arrangements for the conduct of the Bougainville referendum.

Human Rights and Cultural Specificity: The Case of Papua New Guinea

Michael Jacobsen, ‘Human Rights and Cultural Specificity: The Case of Papua New Guinea’, IR Working Paper 1994/8, Canberra: Department of International Relations, Research School o


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