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PNG: An interview with Ian Kemish


Danielle Cave


6 March 2012 12:13

Papua New Guinea is Australia's nearest neighbour, our second-largest recipient of development assistance and our 15th-largest trading partner. Experiencing a similar resources boom to Australia, PNG's economy has grown at over 5% annually since 2007. The resources boom and, in particular LNG investment, offer an opportunity for PNG to turn around its development fortunes and deliver better living standards to its 6.5 million people.

We look forward to hosting Australia's High Commissioner to PNG, Ian Kemish, who is giving a lecture at the Lowy Institute on 21 March on the future of PNG and the Australia-PNG relationship. Last month, Myer Foundation Melanesia Program Director Jenny Hayward-Jones sat down with Kemish about PNG's constitutional crisis, the resources boom and the value of Australian aid to PNG: