Friday 19 Oct 2018 | 13:09 | SYDNEY
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  • 19 Oct 2018 11:00

    Deciding the future for PNG’s provinces

    Bougainville’s independence referendum is on the horizon. The prospect of autonomy in other provinces is also growing.

  • 19 Oct 2018 06:00

    Killing Chimerica

    “Decoupling” the deep economic entwinement with China is increasingly seen as vital to US security.

  • 18 Oct 2018 16:00

    Is the second Trump-Kim summit necessary?

    The more attention the world pays Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal, the less incentive it has to actually surrender weapons.

Bougainville

Facing ghosts of the past in Bougainville

There is disquiet among many for how post-conflict Bougainville society will evolve over the next generation if impunity reigns for the wartime horrors. Over the next few months, the spotlight in our immediate region will turn to Bougainville and its referendum on independence from Papua New

The new battle for Bougainville’s Panguna mine

Speculation about the future of the Panguna copper mine in Papua New Guinea’s autonomous region of Bougainville, which ignited a decade long civil war in the 1990s, peaked late last year when an application for exploration by former Rio Tinto subsidiary, Bougainville Copper Ltd (BCL), was put to a