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The Creationof Two New Provinces in Papua New Guinea - A Story of False Starts and Near Fatal Collisions

Zurenuoc, Manasupe; Herbert, Felicity

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The creation of two new provinces, Hela and Jiwaka, in 2012 will be remembered as a great event in the political history of Papua New Guinea. However, like all great events it had many false starts and some near fatal collisions. The period from 2010 to 2012 held exciting times for Papua New Guinea. There was an unprecedented political impasse between Sir Michael Somare and Hon Peter O’Neill, attempts were made to remove provincial electorates and Exxon Mobil was preparing to invest heavily in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2017
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/140937

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