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Papua New Guinea’s Parliament is reportedly in lockdown as angry, unpaid police and soldiers storm the building

A group of disgruntled soldiers and police officers have attacked Papua New Guinea’s national Parliament, according to reports from The Guardian’s Australia edition. Parliament building in Port Moresby was in lockdown Tuesday afternoon. According to The Guardian, unpaid police and soldiers were “smashing vehicles and entryways,” on Tuesday afternoon (AEDT). […]
Papua New Guinea’s Parliament is reportedly in lockdown as angry, unpaid police and soldiers storm the building
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Unprecedented photos of stateless child detainees who’ve spent their whole lives in Australia’s offshore processing facility

Unprecedented photos of child detainees on the island of Nauru, off Australia’s north-east coast have been released by advocates to draw attention to Australia’s tough immigration policy. A coalition of more than 30 humanitarian and religious organisations released the images to highlight the ongoing detention of asylum seekers at the […]
Unprecedented photos of stateless child detainees who’ve spent their whole lives in Australia’s offshore processing facility
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WATCH: Shots fired as soldiers and police clash on PNG streets

Shots were fired on the streets of Port Moresby in a confrontation between police and soldiers. The armed clash was apparently sparked by an incident in which police stopped a soldier’s vehicle to check registration. The soldiers from the First Royal Pacific Islands Regiment say their colleague was “manhandled”. Local […]
WATCH: Shots fired as soldiers and police clash on PNG streets
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Exxon Mobil has trumped Oil Search’s $3 billion PNG play

The US-based multinational oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil has got between local player Oil Search and its dreams of a massive independent oil and gas group in Papua New Guinea. Oil Search in May announced it was buying rival InterOil Corp for $US2.2 billion ($A3 billion). At the same […]
Exxon Mobil has trumped Oil Search’s $3 billion PNG play
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Oil Search is betting $3 billion on more PNG gas assets

Oil Search is buying rival InterOil Corp for $US2.2 billion ($A3 billion) in a deal which will create a massive independent oil and gas group in Papua New Guinea. At the same time, Oil Search has taken some of the risk out of the deal by signing an exclusive memorandum […]
Oil Search is betting $3 billion on more PNG gas assets
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Broadspectrum may lose its PNG detention centre

Shares in Broadspectrum are under pressure after the Papua New Guinea Supreme court declared the detention of 850 asylum seekers at Manus Island illegal under the country’s constitution. The shares lost another 4.4% to $1.065 in early trade, adding to the 10% fall of yesterday. Broadspectrum, which was Transfield Services […]
Broadspectrum may lose its PNG detention centre