Sir Peter Cosgrove

Aust GG meets young PNG entrepreneurs

The entrepreneurs will be undertaking a Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation delivered by the University of the Sunshine Coast and LookNow Training in May and June, this year, through the Australia Awards program.

The entrepreneurs shared plans for their businesses in agriculture, hospitality and tourism with the Governor-General.

Netball match to promote hand washing

The match played at the Rita Flynn courts yesterday was attended by Australian Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove.

The main aim of the partnership is to improve grassroots sports participation; to improve hygiene behaviours alongside access to safe water and sanitation; and the participation and leadership of women and girls.

President, Julienne Leka Maliaki said Netball PNG was grateful for the opportunity to promote this partnership which is fundamental to rural communities.

Cosgrove honours Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels

Cosgrove made the commendation during the Dawn Service ceremony at the Bomana War Cemetery.

While commemorating the sacrifice of Australian and New Zealand soldiers during numerous battles in pre-PNG soil, he also honoured the contribution of the frizzy haired helpers.

“I doubt there would be a digger who does not have a memory or a story of their deeds. All done with a smile and a reassuring calm,” Cosgrove said.

The vice regal also made special mention of Havala Laula, 90, from Kokoda, in Oro, a surviving ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel’ who was present at the ceremony,

Relationship must modernise: Cosgrove

Speaking to Loop PNG,  Sir Peter said there were many technical programs between the two countries that needed reviewing to make sure they were relevant to people of both countries.

“It (PNG and Australia relationship) must continue to modernise.

Cosgrove presents medals to Jackson’s children

The presentation was made at the Bomana War Cemetery where Cosgrove visited and presented the medals to children Arthur and Patricia, who are both in their 60’s.

Cosgrove said although Jackson was thrust into leadership at a very young age, he was a magnificent pilot and a great combat warrior.

He said the annals of the Australian Airforce there is no more significant or gallant than those epic operations led by Jackson during WWII.

Dadae meets Australian GG

Australian Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, arrived just after 12pm to greet Bob Dadae and his wife for a private meeting at the PNG Governor-Generals official residence.

It is understood discussions will centre on the 75th ANZAC Day celebration and commemorations which Australian Governor-General is in PNG to attend.

Sir Peter will continue to the next leg of his three-day tour which is a visit to the Bomana War Cemetery outside of Port Moresby.




Aussie GG touches down in PNG

The official carrier, The Royal Australian Airforce, touched down at 10:55am at the Jacksons International Airport to the welcome of a PNG Defence Force Guard of Honour and Royal PNG Constabulary Band.

At 11:02 am Governor-General Cosgrove disembarked and was greeted by Chief Protocol Officer, Morea Veratau, Minister for Sports, Special Events and APEC, Justin Tkatchenko, Australian High Commissioner to PNG, Bruce Davies, Chief Secretary, Isaac Lupari, and Foreign Affairs Secretary, William Dihm.

Media Council seeks equal access to media coverage for Aust GG

The Governor-General who will be acompanied by his wife Lady Lynne Cosgrove will fly in on the Australian Air Force Aircraft at 11 am.

Media Council President Alexander Rheeney made this call after local media have been rejected to cover a breakfast event with Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently.

 “The barring of local journalists from covering some parts of the Australian Prime Minister's visit early this month was unfortunate and should not have happened.