In brief: PNG looks to refinance Oil Search loan, first corruption conviction and other stories

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Future of government shareholding in Oil Search revealed next month, former planning minister guilty of corruption, BHP sees long-term future in gas and other local and regional stories.

In brief: Purari River gets PM’s backing and other stories

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Among our stories this week: the PM backs Purari River, National Roads Authority chief outlines Papua New Guinea’s roads challenge and a new INA report outlines impediments for the private sector.

Around the world: Ok Tedi, Papua New Guinea corruption and other international stories

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Attempts to understand the Ok Tedi acquisition and a powerful television report on corruption in Papua New Guinea, plus a golfing coup for Fiji.

Around the world: Channel Seven defends corruption claims, and other international stories

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Corruption and money laundering claims continue to dominate headlines, as NZ politicians favour immunity for Fiji’s current coup leaders.

Around the world: Australian TV corruption allegations and other international stories

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PM rebuffs Australian TV corruption allegations, criticism of Kokoda aid, and where Economist Intelligence Unit ranks Port Moresby.

Private sector in Papua New Guinea deeply concerned about law and order: survey

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The Institute of National Affairs’ (INA) five-yearly survey of businesses in Papua New Guinea shows that once again law and order stands out as the private sector’s top concern, closely followed by corruption.

Around the world: Australian journalist catches TB in Papua New Guinea and other international stories

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Jo Chandler catches TB in Papua New Guinea, Australian police investigate PNG money laundering, NZ diplomat’s posthumous attack and more international stories.

Interview: Sam Koim of anti-corruption agency, Task Force Sweep

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Corruption is often singled out as a key issue facing business in Papua New Guinea. How is it being addressed? Business Advantage PNG asked the man leading PNG’s fighting against corruption, lawyer Sam Koim—the Chairman of Task Force Sweep.

Around the world: PNG politics/A-G speaks/currency wars/Davos

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Honeymoon over for PNG Government? According to the Lowy Institute’s Informer blog the honeymoon period is now over for the O’Neill Government and ‘it’s business as usual in PNG politics.’ Interview with new Attorney-General Papua New Guinea’s new attorney-general, Kerenga Kua, tells Radio Australia he wants to ensure transparency in the fight against corruption in […]