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COVID-19 and the Pacific: A race against time

Mat Tinkler, Tuesday, 21st April 2020 -  While you sit at home flicking between Netflix and the transfixing flattening of Australia’s corona curve, spare a thought for your neighbours in the Pacific, writes Mat Tinkler,

Women empowering women: How Australian volunteers are supporting gender equality in Papua New Guinea

Contributor, Monday, 2nd March 2020 -  International Women’s Day on 8 March provides an opportunity to acknowledge three women who, through the Australian Volunteers Program, are working with organisations to empower

How I built a career in gender and international development

Contributor, Monday, 3rd February 2020 -  Volunteering overseas kick-started Simone Condon’s career in both international development and gender. But what is the role of gender in international development? And how can

Documenting a David-and-Goliath Battle

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th September 2016 -  The Opposition tells the story of a David-and-Goliath battle over land in Papua New Guinea, with community leader Joe Moses at the heart of the story in a fight to save a four-generation

Manus Island Detention Centre To Close

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 17th August 2016 -  Manus Island detention centre is set to close as Australia and Papua New Guinea have reportedly reached an agreement. It was reported in the Guardian on Wednesday that Australian

Manus Island Refugees Take Legal Action

Eisha Gupta , Thursday, 5th May 2016 -  More than 700 asylum seekers held in detention at Manus Island have taken legal action against the federal government in a bid to bring them to Australia. Barrister Jay Williams, from

PNG Court Rules Detention of Asylum Seekers Illegal

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 26th April 2016 -  Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court has ruled Australia’s detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island is illegal. Pro Bono Australia News has obtained a copy of the PNG

Aus Family Violence Hotline Launches in PNG

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 20th August 2015 -  Australian International aid organisation, ChildFund, has developed a national crisis hotline to tackle epidemic levels of violence against women and children in Papua New Guinea.…

Call for More Protection for Children in Detention

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 18th June 2014 -  UNICEF Australia has called for an independent body to monitor and publicly report on the situation and treatment of children in Australian immigration detention. The call has come…

Changemaker

Taking Volunteering Passion Across the Globe

Staff Reporter, Monday, 7th October 2013 -  At only 27 years old, Celia Boyd has already led an impressive career in the Not for Profit sector that has led her to co-found  Not for Profit volunteer organisation Community

Changemaker

Pushing for Positive Change in Papua New Guinea

Staff Reporter, Monday, 16th September 2013 -  Adam Everill’s never-give-up attitude set him on the right track to start Rugby League Against Violence, a Not for Profit organisation that has gone from strength to strength

Opinion

PNG Solution at Odds with International Law

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 23rd July 2013 -  A quick glance at the much put-upon Refugee Convention suggests that Government claims that the PNG solution complies with international law may be a rather optimistic assessment
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