Topic archives: Papua New Guinea

Is PNG trying to pervert justice for Manus Island asylum seekers?

April 3, 2018 2

While injustices on Nauru receive a good airing, not many people are talking about what's happening in Papua New Guinea right now.

Crikey Worm: Keneally nominates for Dasher’s Senate seat

January 18, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Former state premier turned Sky News commentator Kristina Keneally has put her hand up to take Dasher's Senate seat. Plus, Papua New Guinea turns up the heat on Australia. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Dutton, in cahoots with PNG authorities, blatantly disregards Supreme Court decision

September 29, 2017 4

Earlier this year, the PNG Supreme Court declared Australia's offshore detention program on Manus Island unlawful, expecting Australia would be sufficiently chastened, and take steps to wind back its illegal activities. That, however, is not what happened.

Dump gay refugees in third country, Pezzullo says

October 18, 2016 22

LGBTI refugees should be sent to another country by PNG, says the head of Immigration, but it's nothing to do with Australia. And the real victims of offshore processing are bureaucrats hurt by criticism.

Nauru files: this is Australia’s Abu Ghraib moment

August 10, 2016 17

This leak has exposed the years of denials, obfuscation and the consistent attempts to keep conditions for those detained on Nauru out of the eye of the Australian public, writes foreign correspondent John Martinkus.

How (and why) Australia is trying to usurp the PNG govt

June 10, 2016 6

Every event of civil unrest that has led to the downfall of a regional leader who dared to oppose Australian policy has been designed to demonise and depose that leader, writes former foreign correspondent John Martinkus.

Front page of the day: No smokers here!

May 17, 2016

Why are we giving asylum seekers cigarettes over phones anyway?

PNG gives middle finger to selfish Australian overlords — and good on them

April 28, 2016 21

In Australia, we thought we had found a “solution” to asylum seekers with our own tropical concentration camp on Manus. Not so, says that country's Supreme Court. Freelance journalist John Martinkus reports.

Spotlight on Cambodia as it debates returning 13 Vietnamese asylum seekers

Spotlight on Cambodia as it debates returning 13 Vietnamese asylum seekers

December 5, 2014 4

Cambodia's treatment of 13 recently arrived Vietnamese asylum seekers will make or break Immigration Minister Scott Morrison's refugee deal.

Life in PNG: violence and brutality inside — and outside — detention

Life in PNG: violence and brutality inside — and outside — detention

February 27, 2014 9

The Manus Island detention centre might not be the most dangerous place to be in Papua New Guinea, writes an Australian expat in Port Moresby.

Morrison’s use of asylum seeker death unravels as facts come back to bite

Morrison’s use of asylum seeker death unravels as facts come back to bite

February 24, 2014 49

Scott Morrison's insistence on using an asylum seeker's death as a political tool has left him exposed, as his initial claim about Manus Island was quickly shown to be false.

The inconvenient truth about our PNG ‘solution’

The inconvenient truth about our PNG ‘solution’

February 21, 2014 25

The so-called "PNG solution" will never work, says Crikey's writer-at-large. Papua New Guinea is a troubled and violent state, and it will never truly accept refugees.

Tips and rumours

February 19, 2014 7

Major data breach puts asylum seekers at risk ... Graft, greed and corruption at Manus ... Did Hockey's bluster drive Toyota out? ...

Death on Manus Island: the govt is offshoring the accountability

Death on Manus Island: the govt is offshoring the accountability

February 18, 2014 32

The government lost control of the Manus Island detention centre, and people are dead and seriously injured as a result. There must be full transparency in establishing what happened on our watch there.

Essential: PNG liked by voters, but the Greens surge too

Essential: PNG liked by voters, but the Greens surge too

July 29, 2013 3

Kevin Rudd's PNG agreement has radically changed voter perceptions on the asylum seeker issue, but the Greens may also have benefited.

‘Let them all come’ is ‘stop the boats’ for unthinking progressives

‘Let them all come’ is ‘stop the boats’ for unthinking progressives

July 29, 2013 77

A focus on outcomes rather than conspicuous compassion is required if the Left is to deal itself back into the asylum seeker debate.

Aid implications of PNG deal: what will happen, and what won’t

Aid implications of PNG deal: what will happen, and what won’t

July 26, 2013 4

There are questions around Australia's commitment and organisation of foreign aid to Papua New Guinea around Labor's asylum seeker plan. Academic Stephen Howes explains the state of play.

Girt by billionaire terrorist refugees

Girt by billionaire terrorist refugees

July 23, 2013 3

Crikey readers -- including Guy Rundle -- weigh in on the Rudd PNG asylum seeker solution.

How the media covered the PNG asylum seeker plan

How the media covered the PNG asylum seeker plan

July 22, 2013 3

Kevin Rudd broke the news of the new PNG asylum seeker solution in classic media style -- late on a Friday. How did the media react?

The Rudd Solution: all maritime arrivals to be resettled in PNG

July 19, 2013 31

The Rudd Solution on asylum seekers is a dramatic one: from now on, no one arriving by boat will ever be resettled in Australia. Will it work -- politically, or in stopping drownings?