Slaughter in the village: A closer look at recent killings in Hela, PNG
Human Rights / Mining / Papua New Guinea / Women & Girls

Slaughter in the village: A closer look at recent killings in Hela, PNG

Revisiting Tari, albeit long distance, for The Guardian. Recent killings of women and children in a village outside Tari deserve to be seen in the context of the spiralling social emergency playing out there. This plugs into the same issues wrote about in my long feature on PNG’s Resource Curse for The Monthly last year. … Continue reading

Unprecedented fraud and violence ‘hijacked’ 2017 PNG Election: The Guardian
Human Rights / Papua New Guinea / Women & Girls

Unprecedented fraud and violence ‘hijacked’ 2017 PNG Election: The Guardian

ANU’s Dr Nicole Haley has been closely observing and analysing national elections in PNG for the past three polls. Her soon-to-be published findings on last year’s election provide shattering reading. I filed this news story for The Guardian out of her presentation to the ANU State of the Pacific Conference. Those interested can find a link … Continue reading

Campaign to clear PNG couple jailed for abortion: The Age & Sydney Morning Herald
Health / Human Rights / Papua New Guinea / Women & Girls

Campaign to clear PNG couple jailed for abortion: The Age & Sydney Morning Herald

A confronting story from Bougainville, PNG, where I have often reported on the crisis of maternal deaths (second highest in the Asia Pacific after Afghanistan). The news angle here the landmark case around the jailing of a couple for the termination of a pregnancy. But the background context is about the tragedy deaths in childbirth, … Continue reading