Papua New Guinea

As a new defence chief comes in, Australia must focus its attention on its neighbours

You would be forgiven if it appeared the Australian Defence Force was still orientated towards all things European but Australia increasingly is having to engage closely not just with close and trusted partners but with its own neighbours.

Dr Tristan Moss's book launched by Major General Michael Jeffery

Former Governor General, Major General Michael Jeffery, has launched Dr Tristan Moss’s book Guarding the Periphery: the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951 – 1975.

Money, manipulation and misunderstanding on Manus Island

Last month, trauma expert Paul Stevenson told the Guardian that the "atrocity" of Australia's offshore asylum-seeker processing regime on Manus Island and Nauru was the worst he'd seen in his 43-year career. But while there has been significant debate about the effects of offshore processing on asylum seekers, there has been little consideration of what it means for Papua New Guinea.

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