Report

Papua New Guinea's primary health care system: views from the frontline

This report aims to provide insights into how recent PNG government reform efforts are impacting on the primary health care system. Overall, the findings suggest that major health policies and broader reforms implemented under the O’Neill Government to strengthen the health system were struggling to...
Discussion paper

Politics in Papua New Guinea 2017–20: from O’Neill to Marape

This paper traces the end of Peter O’Neil’s tenure as PNG Prime Minister, and the change of political leadership to James Marape. The paper poses the question: has there been a shift in political style in PNG since 2017?
Report

Demanding the future: navigating the Pacific's youth bulge

This analysis identifies the wide-ranging potential impacts of a surging youth population in the first half of this century. They include increased poverty, persistently low literacy levels, and intense competition for educational opportunities.
Working paper

Improving tax compliance without increasing revenue: evidence from population-wide randomized controlled trials in Papua New Guinea

This paper studies the impact of “nudges” on taxpayers with varying tax compliance histories in Papua New Guinea.
Report

Procurement of garrison support and welfare services

The audit objective was to assess whether the Department of Homes Affairs has appropriately managed the procurement of garrison support and welfare services for offshore processing centres in Nauru and PNG (Manus Island).
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Was Labor's PNG refugee deal for one year only?

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd claims the 2013 Agreement with PNG for the processing and resettlement of asylum seekers was meant to be for one year only, but the Abbott/Turnbull governments have let it continue for longer.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Tony Burke not telling the full story on unaccompanied asylum seeker children

The Federal Government's refugee deal with Papua New Guinea sparked questions about who will be responsible for unaccompanied minors sent offshore.
Report

It’s time for a culture change

This report proposes that the current Australian government should adopt the Whitlam Government’s general policy direction to enhance its cultural engagement with Papua New Guinea.
Briefing paper

Coronavirus COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea

This briefing paper examines two previous epidemics in PNG and then describes the population and the movements of people who will carry the COVID-19 virus with them, to suggest how this epidemic will develop.
Report

ICT for development in the Pacific islands

This report reaches five main conclusions for the implementation of e-government and digital government initiatives, and it concludes with four recommendations for future programming of international support in the area of ICTs and e-government.