Friday 17 Aug 2018 | 19:42 | SYDNEY
Friday 17 Aug 2018 | 19:42 | SYDNEY

PNG while you weren't looking

4 January 2012 11:30

Danielle Romanes is an intern with the Lowy Institute's Myer Foundation Melanesia Program.

PNG's constitutional crisis abated over Christmas but it's far from over. Here's what you might have missed over the break:

2012 was always going to a big year for PNG, with elections due in June/July and the spoils of Exxon-Mobil's US$15 billion LNG project at stake. An internationally-publicised wrangle between the country's most prominent public figure and a near-unknown has only upped the ante, so expect PNG's always-vibrant electoral competition to be extraordinarily fierce this year. Keep abreast of developments by following this blog, along with the #PNG hashtag on twitter and other social media, the unlikely but nevertheless best source of news from the land of the unexpected.

Photo by Flickr user j3tdillo of the mural adorning PNG's parliament.