Tag Archives: Papua New Guinea

Human Rights Commissioner calls for immigration detainees’ release over coronavirus infection fears

Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner has called for the “urgent” and “immediate” release of immigration detainees in line with recommendations of peak medical bodies advising the federal government on their response to COVID-19. Commissioner Edward Santow in an exclusive interview with … Continue reading

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‘Game Over’ Campaign

Papua New Guinea, Nauru and Australia: Amnesty International Australia has been documenting how sport has offered respite and sanctuary to those detained amid the suffering. Sporting communities across Australia have backed Amnesty’s findings and begun a campaign in support called … Continue reading

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PNG Police Commissioner cautions public against fake Covid-19 news

Papua New Guinea: PNG’s Police Commissioner says rumours circulating in social media about new cases of Covid-19 in Port Moresby are false. David Manning, who is also the Controller of the National Pandemic Response, cautioned the public from spreading misinformation … Continue reading

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West Papua Extends COVID-19 Emergency Status by Another Month

Papua New Guinea: The West Papua provincial government extended its emergency status over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak by another month, as the region prepares to later enact a new normal policy. The governement have coined this as, the adaptation … Continue reading

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Papua New Guinea Receives Emergency $364 million IMF loan

Papua New Guinea: The International Monetary Fund has approved emergency credit of about $364 million to Papua New Guinea so it can cover the costs of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic while it struggles with a budget deficit. Source: Reuters

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More Manus Island, Nauru Refugees Moved to US

Australia and Papua New Guinea: RNZ reports 40 more refugees, who were detained in Papua New Guinea and Nauru by Australia, have been transferred to the United States for resettlement. Ads-Up, a US based group of Australian volunteers supporting refugees … Continue reading

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Newcrest in Papua New Guinea Aid Effort

Australia: Australia’s mining companyNEWCREST has put $600,000 towards a United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund initiative to get personal protective equipment to Papua New Guinea’s frontline health workers. Source: Australia Mining Monthly https://bit.ly/2BbECnE

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Dozens More Manus Refugees Fly to America

Australia and Papua New Guinea: Dozens more refugees have left Manus Island for the United States despite coronavirus lockdowns and travel restrictions. The men were transferred under a deal struck between Canberra and Washington in 2016. Source: Deniliquin Pastoral Times: … Continue reading

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Detained Refugees Look to Courts for Covid-19 Protection

Australia and Papua New Guinea : The Human Rights Law Centre has filed a legal challenge in the High Court on behalf of refugees detained in Australia to protect them from Corona. A number of them have underlying health conditions … Continue reading

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