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Australia adjourns parliament amid leadership crisis

Mr Turnbull is fighting to retain his position amid a push by senior colleagues to replace him as leader.

He is under pressure over poor polling and a revolt by the conservative wing of his party.

Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten said: "Australia no longer has a functioning government."

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted 70-68 to suspend parliament until 10 September.

     

GBV Strategy clarifies role for development partners

Australian High Commission Counsellor, Susan Ferguson says the strategy will clarify their role and what Australia can do to continue to provide support to the government to eradicate GBV.

Ferguson said the strategy also identifies the many different ways that they can work together in partnership across the different sectors to provide support services for survivors of violence.

Ferguson acknowledged the incredible work happening in PNG to address GBV.

New navigation system to enable safer landing for aircrafts

The K8.1 million project funded by the Australian Government was launched today by the PNG Air Services Limited (PNGASL).

The GNSS project will enable greater chance of landing in bad weather rather than having to divert to an alternative airport.

Australian High Commission Minister Counsellor, Benedict David said the project is expected to reduce business cost for airlines and increase the competitiveness of the domestic aviation industry.

David said this is crucial for improving supply chains for fresh produce and promoting tourism.