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APNGBC RESOURCES : 21st Sep 2016

Australia and Papua New Guinea's bilateral relationship at a glance

A snapshot of Australia and Fiji's Bilateral relationship from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

— By DFAT

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade releases useful fact sheets on Australia's Bilateral Relationship with the Pacific, including Papua New Guinea.

This fact sheet will be of interest to any business operating in PNG or seeking to begin operations in the region.

View Australia and PNG's Bilateral relationship Fact Sheet  (2014-15)

The fact sheet covers several areas including;

  • Building Business - Australian Investment in PNG (2014): $19 Billion 
  • Connecting People 
  • Australia Government Expenditure (non-AID) - $34 Million
  • Australian Aid to PNG by Investment Priorities - total investment: $508.9 Million (68% share of total official development assistance)

The Independent State of Papua New Guinea is a constitutional monarchy and Australia’s closest neighbour, with less than four kilometres separating it from Australia at the nearest point. Its capital, Port Moresby, is about an hour’s flying time from Cairns. Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world, with over 800 languages and hundreds of indigenous ethnic groups.

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