Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs

Stick to the course, achieve your dream

This was the encouragement given to students of the Pacific Adventist University by Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Marise Payne.

Life can be very tricky; it can be smooth sailing one day then you find yourself getting battered into a corner the next.

Even the most successful individuals are not immune to that, as shared by Senator Payne.

Cap on Pacific Labour Scheme lifted

This scheme gives Papua New Guineans the opportunity to attain low to semi-skilled jobs in Australia.

Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Marise Payne, announced this on November 16th in Port Moresby, following the 30th APEC Ministerial Meeting.

The Minister said the Australian government’s decision is to increase engagement in the region.

“Our Pacific Labour Scheme will be progressively now rolled out across key Pacific island countries, up from the current six nations who are the current participants,” she said.

Australia extends sympathies to quake-affected region

The quake struck in the early hours of 26 February and aftershocks continue to be recorded.

In a statement, the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, said: “We are saddened to hear reports of lives lost and many people being injured. 

“Given the challenging terrain and remoteness of the area, we expect that the extent of the damage will become clearer in coming days.

“At the request of the Papua New Guinean Government, Australia is today providing a RAAF C-130 to conduct aerial surveillance and provide logistical support to the PNG Defence Force.