Many people are commenting online on the impacts of decisions taken by the current Papua New Guinea government, with many expressing their feelings about a looming fiscal crisis. Dulciana Somare-Brash provides a raw assessment of the situation, saying the country will need more than a new crop of freshly elected leaders in 2017.
This statement by PiPP's Dulciana Somare-Brash was delivered to the recent MSG Leader's meeting in Honiara.
With trade and investment dressing up the shop front, it’s possible to sideline frank discussions on headline domestic issues in Indonesia if red carpet, tight security and 21-gun salutes supersede media and civil freedoms, writes Dulciana Somare-Brash.
Legislative changes in PNG to have more women in parliament, if successful, could change the culture of 'Bigman' and money politics by 2017, writes Dulciana Somare-Brash. But broad community support is not yet guaranteed in the lead up to parliaments verdict on its appropriateness.
The Samoan rugby star is facing charges for beating up his wife at a children’s concert
Spying, raids and accusations of intimidation tactics have undermined trust across the Timor Sea. The most recent spate of allegations of espionage against Australia will continue to affect Australia’s international relationship with their pacific neighbors.