Improved accessibility for PLWDs

Under the new partnership agreement between Australia and Callan Services for Persons with Disabilities National Unit (CSNU), the program delivery will focus on disability screening services, treatment and referrals in Bougainville, communities in the Kokoda Track region and Western Province. 

The grant will increase the inclusion of people with disabilities by delivering assistive devices like hearing aids, eyeglasses and wheelchairs along with more specialised services. 

Grant gives Mahoney No.1 nod but hopes to deliver one-two punch

But Grant is still tipped to make his State of Origin starting debut in the Maroons pack ahead of Mahoney in next week's series opener in Townsville after confirming he had overcome a hamstring niggle.

Former Maroons skipper and legendary No.9 Smith - a veteran of a record 42 Origins - raised eyebrows when he overlooked ex-Storm teammate Grant and rated 23-year-old Mahoney as his first-choice Queensland hooker ahead of June 9's Origin I.

Japan gives K10.6m for PNG COVID-19 response

This grant will be contributed to PNG through the United nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

It is part of a US$9.09 million (K35 million) grant from Japan to Pacific Island countries, including PNG.

This is to provide the region with cold chain equipment (CCE), including medical equipment such as cold-storage facilities and transportation, as “last one mile” support to ensure vaccination in each country.

Contracts worth over K3m signed with Japan

The six successful recipients being awarded grant assistance under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) were: