The Australian Government is now operating in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions pending the outcome of the 2022 federal election.
Australian Elections 2022
The next federal election will be held on 21 May 2022. If you are still in Australia, note you can pre-poll vote from 9 May 2022. If you plan to be in PNG at the time of the election, make sure you check your enrolment and request a postal vote as soon as possible on the AEC website. Voting from PNG is available through postal vote or in-person at the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby (from 9 May). Check here for more details.
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- Joint statement between Australia and Papua New Guinea on strengthening relations
Australia and Papua New Guinea recognise the critical importance of our bilateral relationship. Our two countries share a long history of close cooperation underpinned by common interests and deep community links.
- The Australian High Commissioner’s speech on Papua New Guinea in the Asian century has been ranked among the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) top 10 speeches in 2017.
Hydrogeological surveys conducted in South Fly The Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) has completed the first phase of the hydrogeological surveys for the South Fly District of Western Province as part of the South Fly Resilience Plan (SFRP). The SFRP, supported by the Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership aims to provide safe and reliable access to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.
New market complex for Wabag Vendors and communities of Wabag District and nearby areas in Enga Province now have improved market facilities to engage in commerce and trade of their products and produce. The new market complex funded by the Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership together with the Wabag District Development Authority opened in Wabag Town on Monday 28 March.
New girls’ dormitory for Bisiatabu Primary School A new girls’ dormitory at Bisiatabu Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Primary School in the Kairuku-Hiri District of Central Province will make the living and learning environment for students more conducive to raising their academic performance.
New rural hospital opened in Kapuna Over 35, 000 people of Kapuna in the Kikori District of Gulf Province can now access improved health care services following the opening of the upgraded Kapuna Hospital on Friday 28 January.