Asia Pacific

PNG election: O'Neill faces pressure over corruption allegations

Papua New Guinea's two-week general election has begun. Prime Minister Peter O'Neill is facing pressure over corruption allegations and a collapsing economy.

Asia Pacific

Papua New Guinea: Corruption allegations highlighted in elections

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill says he believes he will be re-elected, but allegations of corruption, vote buying and poor handling of the economy have dogged him during the campaign.

Asia Pacific

Why Australia is paying a $53m asylum seeker settlement

How will 'landmark' settlement between government and 1,905 Manu Island ex-detainees affect Australia's refugee policy?

Why Australia is paying a $53m asylum seeker settlement

Human Rights

Australia to pay $53m to Manus Island asylum seekers

Government says settlement with 1,905 Manus detainees, who sued over 'hostile conditions', is 'not admission of guilt'.

Human Rights

PNG: Asylum seekers fear for safety ahead of relocation

Human rights groups and asylum seekers fear violence as PNG prepares for the closure of the detention centre.

PNG: Asylum seekers fear for safety ahead of relocation

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea: 17 prisoners killed after jailbreak

Three prisoners captured, 17 shot dead, and 57 still at large in a mass jailbreak from Buimo jail, according to reports.

Prison guards kill inmates after jailbreak in Lae

Opinion

Trump-Turnbull's dubious deal

Australian leaders struck a deal with Trump, but how long can they sustain their cruel and costly stance on refugees?

Ann Deslandes

by Ann Deslandes

Ann Deslandes

Asia Pacific

The refugee who self-harmed to stop his forced deportation

The number of forced deportations from the island nation of Papua New Guinea is increasing. The country houses an offshore prison for asylum seekers trying to reach Australia.

Papua New Guinea

Guns and arrows: Portraits from Papua New Guinea

From gang members to basketball players - a visual journey through a society and culture undergoing rapid change.

Guns and arrows: Portraits from Papua New Guinea

Indonesia

Mass arrests reported in Indonesia's restive Papua

Hundreds "still in detention" after nearly 2,000 were held before anniversary of Papua's incorporation into Indonesia.

Mass arrests reported in Indonesia's restive Papua

Health

Cheating death: Papua New Guinea's snake man

An Australian scientist is on a quest to find an affordable treatment to combat deadly snake bites in Papua New Guinea.

Human Rights

Papua New Guinea to close Australian refugee centre

PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill's announcement comes after the country's supreme court ruled the camp was illegal.

Human Rights

PNG top court says Australia asylum camp is illegal

Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court has ruled that detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island is illegal and must stop.

PNG top court says Australia asylum camp is illegal

Refugees

Outsourcing refugees: 'How will I survive' in Cambodia?

Why Australia's controversial refugee resettlement deal with one of the world's poorest countries is 'a failure'.

Papua New Guinea

PNG police shoot dead 11 prisoners after mass jailbreak

Dozens of criminals, including murderers and rapists, are reportedly on the loose after escaping from Lae prison.

PNG police shoot dead 11 prisoners after mass jailbreak