A new bill passed in the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Parliament has increased the state's security powers to deal with public health emergencies. Henry Ivarature takes a look at whether there is a better way to achieve health emergency goals.
The securitization of public health emergencies
The impact of COVID-19 on livelihoods in Papua New Guinea
COVID-19 – the Pacific response: 10 June
The Northern Mariana Islands and Indonesia have been the centres of COVID-19 growth in the region, whilst Papua New Guinea has voted to extend lockdown measures despite domestic pressure. Meanwhile, New Zealand has faced calls to open up to Pacific tourism, Hugh McClure writes
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