Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, left, and Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister James Marape shake hands outside the parliament in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on January 12, 2023. Photo: via AP
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, left, and Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister James Marape shake hands outside the parliament in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on January 12, 2023. Photo: via AP
Ian Kemish
Opinion

Opinion

Ian Kemish

Australia should look beyond China factor in boosting ties with Papua New Guinea

  • The PNG-Australia relationship should not just be seen as important because of China, but because of its own intrinsic challenges and opportunities
  • It is high time Australia moved on from the dominant narrative about PNG as a needy recipient of Australian aid – and little else

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, left, and Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister James Marape shake hands outside the parliament in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on January 12, 2023. Photo: via AP
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, left, and Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister James Marape shake hands outside the parliament in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on January 12, 2023. Photo: via AP
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