Nine New Zealand politicians are preparing for a six day trip to Solomon Islands and Vanuatu next week. Speaker Trevor Mallard, along with five women and three male MPs, will meet with parliamentarians, NGOs, businesses and women’s groups in both…

Samoa will take the position of Pacific Island Forum members and support “constructive engagement” with Indonesia on issues relating to West Papua.   Earlier this week, the Bishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia called for…

A motion moved in Parliament yesterday by Prime Minister Charlot Salwai and seconded by Deputy Prime Minister, Bob Loughman, was passed after it was unanimously supported by both sides of the House. The motion sought to amend the Standing Order 14…

The Opposition-sponsored motion against Prime Minister Charlot Salwai was defeated by 36 votes against and 13 votes for, when parliament convened yesterday morning to debate the motion. This was the fifth motion against Prime Minister Salwai, since he was elected Prime…

By ERIC PIET, the National PNG A GROUP of 40 foreigners have been granted citizenship by the PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority. They were presented their citizenship certificates and passports in Port Moresby yesterday by Immigration and Border Security Minister…

The Speaker of Parliament, MP Esmon Sai, confirmed to the Daily Post yesterday afternoon that a Motion of No Confidence was received by the Office of the Speaker last Friday afternoon. However, it is yet to be determined whether or not…

The newspaper The National reported that Powes Parkop wants PNG to push for a legitimate independence referendum for West Papuans He said this was needed because 1969’s so-called Act of Free Choice referendum, through which West Papua was incorporated into Indonesia, was…

Indonesia’s military will take over construction of a massive infrastructure project in Papua after a massacre of workers earlier this month. At least 16 employees from state-owned company Istaka Karya were killed by fighters from the West Papua Liberation Army,…

The leaders of Anglican churches in New Zealand and four Pacific Island countries are calling for an end to human rights abuses in West Papua. In a public statement on Friday, ten bishops and archbishops in New Zealand also said…