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The Aus-PNG Network

The Aus-PNG Network

The Australia-PNG Network builds links and understanding between two countries that share close ties in history and geography. We work to strengthen connections across the broadest range of areas, including business, sport, education, civil society, arts and culture, religion, media and development.

The Network evolved from the first joint dialogue between emerging leaders from the two nations which was hosted by the Lowy Institute in 2013. The success of the event was embraced by the Australia-PNG Ministerial Council which supported the Emerging Leaders Dialogue to become an annual event held in December each year. This is supported by a range of issue-focused workshops and regular networking events that promote a strong relationship between both countries. The Network regularly publishes the outcomes of these gatherings as a shared online resource.

Learn more on the Aus-PNG Network website.

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Director, Pacific Islands Program
Project Director, Australia-PNG Network
Aus-PNG Network Leadership Series: Music in PNG
Podcasts
Aus-PNG Network Leadership Series: Music in PNG
Mihai Sora is joined by Allen Kedea, also known by his stage name AKay47, to discuss the music scene in Papua New Guinea, and the role that music can play in empowering young…
Aus-PNG Network: Women in politics in PNG - Dame Carol Kidu
Podcasts
Aus-PNG Network: Women in politics in PNG - Dame Carol Kidu
This is a special Women in Politics  series for the  Australia-PNG Network, in which the Lowy Institute's Jessica Collins sits down with prominent women from Papua New Guinea…
Aus-PNG Network: Women in politics in PNG - Tania Bale
Podcasts
Aus-PNG Network: Women in politics in PNG - Tania Bale
In this fourth episode of the series, Jessica speaks with Tania Bale, an urban candidate seeking election to PNG’s National Parliament. Tania shares her views on the challenges of…
Aus-PNG Network: Women in politics in PNG - Damarise Bonga
Podcasts
Aus-PNG Network: Women in politics in PNG - Damarise Bonga
In the third conversation as part of a series on women in politics in Papua New Guinea, Jessica Collins speaks with Damarise Bonga, a female candidate in the upcoming 2022…
Aus-PNG Network: Women in politics in PNG - Theresa Meki
Podcasts
Aus-PNG Network: Women in politics in PNG - Theresa Meki
In this special Women in Politics series for the Australia-PNG Network, the Lowy Institute's Jessica Collins sits down with prominent women from Papua New Guinea to…
Lowy Institute Conversations: Collaborating and building connections across the Pacific through art
Podcasts
Lowy Institute Conversations: Collaborating and building connections across the Pacific through art
Mihai Sora speaks to Ruth McDougall and Ruha Fifita about the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art and how art is a powerful way to build and maintain connections…
2019 Australia-Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue Outcomes Report
Reports
2019 Australia-Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue Outcomes Report
The Lowy Institute hosted the seventh Australia–Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue on 5 and 6 November 2019 in Wewak, Papua New Guinea.
2018 Australia–Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue Outcomes Report
Reports
2018 Australia–Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue Outcomes Report
The Lowy Institute hosted the sixth annual Australia–Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue from 4 to 6 December 2018 in Cairns, Australia.
Papua New Guinea's election surprises
Papua New Guinea's election surprises
This is the first of several articles for The Interpreter by Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow and former long-time Papua New Guinea correspondent Sean Dorney, who was in PNG…
EMTV Papua New Guinea
24 October 2022
The National (PNG)
24 October 2022
ABC Radio National Sunday Extra
15 March 2021