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Australia is a close friend and partner of PNG. Our relationship is strong on many levels. It is born of history and geography and covers the full range of bilateral interests. Close partnerships exist between governments, businesses and people in both countries.
The Australian Government shares a common aspiration for a stable and prosperous Papua New Guinea. Our assistance is designed to help the PNG Government achieve its key development goals.
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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.
Australia presents two new ambulances to St John Two new ambulances have been added to the St John Ambulance fleet to assist them to continue to provide reliable, safe, and efficient ambulance services to urban and rural communities.
ANGAU’s new birthing facility strives for quality care The new Birthing Ward at ANGAU Memorial Provincial Hospital continues to improve its services for expectant mothers before and after birth to ensure they receive the best care possible.
Launch of Sapotim Lida program: Strengthening gender equality, disability and social inclusion in the health sector Sapotim Lida is a new Australian funded initiative that will contribute to gender equality, disability, and social inclusion (GEDSI), including promoting women’s leadership in the health system at both the national and provincial levels.
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.