A new defence cooperation agreement between Papua New Guinea and Indonesia is causing concern to West Papuans and raising question that need answers, writes Yamin Kagoya.
Papua New Guinea
Bougainvillean President Ishmael Toroama has accused the Australian government of throwing its support behind the government of Papua New Guinea to destabilise Bougainville’s right to self-determination.
Socialist candidate Felix Dance said the federal government must be worried about its re-election chances for Peter Dutton to give a war speech on ANZAC Day, writes Mayura Ashok.
Amir Taghinia is the founder of Manus Alert, an online news agency coming directly from within Australia's immigration prison camp.
Taghinia is fluent in many languages and often finds himself as a negotiator between people who have been incarcerated in the Manus Island camp, local authorities and communities.
He holds a passion for the beautiful lands we live on and in and has read widely on environmental issues.
He acknowledges some editorial assistance from Melody Kemp and Janet Galbraith.
* * *