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The challenges facing Papua New Guinea's new prime minister, solving a housing shortage in Darwin, and why Kiwi students are being spared Shakespeare.

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Cleaning up corruption

Papua New Guinea [GOVERNMENT]

The career of Papua New Guinea’s founding father, Sir Michael Somare (pictured), appears to be at an end. After five months in hospital in Singapore during which he missed three consecutive sittings of parliament, PNG’s prime minister was deemed to have vacated his seat.

There’s no guarantee O’Neill’s current government will be together after next year’s national election. He says they “will use every day until then to try and address some of the challenges, like serious public sector capacity and…


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