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Passion recognised with a Queen’s honour

Passion recognised with a Queen’s honour

When disability advocate Ipul Powaseu found out that she would be receiving an Order of the British Empire’s (OBE) Queen’s Honour medal, she felt humbled and determined to finish what she started. Ipul was recognised in October 2021 with a Queen’s Honour medal for her...

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A bright future ahead of lost years

A bright future ahead of lost years

Challenges in pursuing education is a familiar story across Papua New Guinea. For father of three John Timothy (pictured above), such a story is all too real. Now that he's about to complete his master's degree as an Australia Awards scholar, John looks back on his...

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Leading from the front to tackle COVID-19

Leading from the front to tackle COVID-19

Rose Begani (pictured above) admits she was hesitant at first to get a COVID-19 vaccination but that soon changed after she researched and examined the facts. “I considered that vaccines have saved lives from preventable diseases such as polio, smallpox and TB and...

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PNG scholars top engagement at development conference

PNG scholars top engagement at development conference

Australia Awards Papua New Guinea (AAPNG) scholars recently participated in the Research for Development Impact (RDI) Network Conference.  The annual event seeks to invigorate development practice, innovate through leadership and promote cross-collaboration and...

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