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.
Commentary

Explainer: the medevac repeal and what it means for asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru

After much negotiation, the Morrison Government has secured the repeal of the medical evacuation law – known as “medevac” – after making a secret deal with Senate cross-bencher, Jacqui Lambie.
Blog post

Bougainville’s independence referendum and constitutional implications for Papua New Guinea

The Autonomous Region of Bougainville will hold an independence referendum on 23 November 2019. The options are either ‘greater autonomy’ or ‘independence’. However, the outcome of the referendum is non-binding under the PNG Constitution.
Report

The Bougainville referendum and beyond

As Bougainville prepares for a referendum on independence, Australia must navigate a policy response that acknowledges the history of conflict and colonialism there, Bougainville nationalism, PNG sensitivities, the principles of the guiding Bougainville Peace Agreement and new geostrategic realities to help forge a lasting solution...
Book

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. In doing so, the book responds to a gap in the growing literature on Bougainville.
Other text

Treaty between Australia and the Independent State of Papua New Guinea concerning Sovereignty and Maritime Boundaries in the area between the two Countries, including the area known as Torres Strait, and Related Matters

As well as defining the maritime boundaries between Papua New Guinea and Australia, the Treaty protects the ways of life of traditional inhabitants in the Torres Strait Protected Zone (TSPZ). Subsidiary management arrangements for commercial fisheries in the Zone have also been put in place...