Senator Marise Payne

Aust’s next envoy to PNG

When making the announcement, Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Marise Payne, said Philp is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

“He has served overseas as Ambassador to Afghanistan and Ambassador to Turkey, as well as Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy in Myanmar. In the private sector, Mr Philp worked as a senior executive with Woodside Energy,” stated Payne.

“Mr Philp holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the Australian National University.

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.

Aust govt increases support

Around 140,000 people living in the remote areas of the Highlands region were most impacted by the earthquake.

In a joint statement, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne and Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, said: “Continuing aftershocks have caused further damage in these areas, including a 5.8 magnitude earthquake on 5 March and a 6.7 magnitude earthquake this morning.

VIDEO: Payne’s PNG Visit

Caroline Ure with more