May 16, 2014

First load of LNG from JV in PNG on way to Japan

Australian energy firm Santos said Friday that the first exports from its huge $19 billion gas project in Papua New Guinea will soon depart for Japan, four years after the joint venture was given the go-ahead. The massive project, operated by U.S. energy giant ...

Aug 17, 2013

Rudd's Labor may lose seven marginal seats

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is on the brink of defeat in next month’s national elections, with a poll indicating that his ruling Labor Party will lose seven of the eight most marginal electorates. An analysis of the seats, four of which are held ...

| Aug 13, 2013

PNG women face extreme brutality: study

Women in poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea suffer “severe brutality” with violence, including savage attacks involving knives, axes and whips, occurring in two-thirds of all families, a new study said Tuesday. Based on interviews in Central province’s Rigo district, the report by Australian charity ChildFund ...

Australia's hard-line refugee policy begins

Jul 20, 2013

Australia's hard-line refugee policy begins

A boat carrying 81 passengers that was stopped Saturday in waters off northwest Australia was the first to face the government’s new policy of refusing entry to refugees and sending them to neighboring Papua New Guinea. The people will initially be sent to Christmas ...