Radio Australia
today at 02:44. Facebook
Camel milk on the breakfast tables of average Aussie families could become a reality.

Camel milk ice-cream anyone?
Radio Australia
yesterday at 11:46. Facebook
ANALYSIS: Although the Prime Minister is urging the Government to move on from 18C, it has become the chief rallying point for Liberals demanding a restatement of core principle against the PC brigade.

Malcolm Turnbull 'moves on' from 18C, but at what cost?
Radio Australia
yesterday at 06:45. Facebook
Footy's back (The AFL kind we mean) and you can catch selected games via Radio Australia and Australia Plus TV every weekend. For those listening to Radio Australia you'll hear commentary and coverage from 11am (PNG time) this Saturday. Our March 25 line up includes the inaugural AFL Women's Grand Final (from 1230 PNG time); followed by the St. Kilda versus Melbourne match and then the...
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The people's predictions: Your say on the 2017 AFL season
Radio Australia
yesterday at 06:18. Facebook
The fallout from the controversial 'Bootylicious' music video by PNG artist Tati Mangi continues after the Censorship Board sensationally moved to have the clip banned yesterday.

Papua New Guinea's Chief Censor, Steven Mala, said the decision came on the grounds that the video was not culturally appropriate, against Christian beliefs and degraded women's integrity.

The ban is unlikely to...
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Radio Australia
yesterday at 05:09. Facebook
Many of the footballers in the Women's AFL came across from other sporting codes, and organisers say athletes from the Pacific could also get their chance to try out.

AFLW Opportunities for Pacific women could be on the horizon
Radio Australia
yesterday at 01:20. Facebook
The multi-million dollar deal comes at a time when Papua New Guinea's budget is at a breaking point.

PNG government 'glossy hotel' investment slammed by Transparency International
Radio Australia
yesterday at 01:00. Facebook
Going in to round four of the Intrust Super Cup season, the PNG Hunters are still unbeaten, but still fine tuning their game plan. The target is finals, but this time they want to make a real impact when they get there.

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Radio Australia
yesterday at 00:04. Facebook
Was there ever any doubt that the charismatic former guerrilla fighter, "Lu-Olo" would emerge victorious?

'Lu-Olo' election victory in Timor-Leste no surprise to political onlookers
Radio Australia
03/22/2017 at 21:23. Facebook
Jacqueline Joseph educates hundreds of high school students in Papua New Guinea every year on the importance of healthy relationships between men and women.

She is the co-founder of Equal Playing Field, a not-for profit organisation and has been named the Commonwealth's Pacific Young Person of the Year for her outstanding work in promoting gender equality through sport.

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Radio Australia
03/22/2017 at 00:48. Facebook
Dr Teresia Teaiwa's friends and colleagues say her bold research will continue to drive debate on the big issues facing modern-day Pacific Islanders.

Academics mourn the passing of trailblazing Pacific intellectual
Radio Australia
03/21/2017 at 03:19. Facebook
A tour operator in Papua New Guinea is proposing a 50 kina levy on tourists as a way of raising funds to pay for much-needed maintenance work, before it's too late.

Safety of Kokoda trekkers in serious doubt due to "dangerously unsafe" conditions
Radio Australia
03/21/2017 at 01:57. Facebook
Corporal punishment in schools has been illegal in Tonga since 2014, but for some the message simply isn't getting through.

Corporal punishment still alive in Tonga
Radio Australia
03/20/2017 at 01:40. Facebook
He is calling it a work of art; others have labelled it downright offensive.

One thing we know for sure is that Hip-hop artist Tati Mangi's music video, which features himself rapping and dancing with a group of semi-clad young women, has certainly led to a heated debate among Papua New Guineans.

'Bootylicious' music video sparks debate about cultural decay in PNG
Radio Australia
03/20/2017 at 00:52. Facebook
For the first time in its history, Chuuk province of the Federated States of Micronesia will have a woman in the state senate.

Gardenia Aisek now wants to start laying the foundations for a stronger economy for her island electorate, one which provides opportunities for both men and women.

First woman to enter Chuuk state senate promises to bring big changes
Radio Australia
03/18/2017 at 23:28. Facebook
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We'll be airing the Canberra Raiders v Wests Tigers game.

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Tongan Prime Minister, Akilisi Pohiva, is defending his call for the national Broadcasting Commission to be closed down or sold off.

Mr Pohiva's attack on the TBC has prompted criticism from Tongan media figures and the regional journalists rights organisation, the Pacific Freedom Forum.

The Prime Minister says he has no immediate plans to close the state broadcaster, but he stands by his...
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Exasperated residents in Solomon Islands capital, Honiara, have taken to social media to organise a cleanup at the National Referral Hospital where the frontage has been overwhelmed with rubbish and weeds.

Honiara City Council says it's looking at ways to reduce waste and clean up litter, but for now the situation at the hospital reflects the general state of the city's streets which have...
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Honiara residents take city and hospital cleanup into their own hands
The rise of the Papua New Guinea team on the world cricket scene is reflected in the latest addition to their coaching line-up. New Zealand's third highest run scorer of all time, Ross Taylor, has joined as batting coach for the Barramundis' Middle East tour, during which they'll play the United Arab Emirates in the World Cricket League and the Inter Continental Cup.

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The income for half of PNG's population is at risk from a fresh 'borer beetle' outbreak.

The insect is endemic to Central America and one of the most damaging in the world.

The outbreak in two of Papua New Guinea's highlands provinces has the potential to devastate the country's coffee industry, jeopardising the main cash crop for millions.

The government is warning that the cost of...
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A controversial street art mural in Darwin showing solidarity for West Papua is now no more.

There has been no confirmation yet of who hired contractors to paint over the artwork, and the loss has members of the Free West Papua movement and the Indigenous community asking plenty of questions.

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