Media and Publications

PNG Economics considers that a key element of a healthy democracy is extensive open discussion and debate of public issues in the media and other forums. Following are some links to media discussions involving PNG Economics (a much more extensive list can be obtained by doing an internet search on “Paul Flanagan PNG”):

Recent coverage

Election

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/papua-new-guinea-votes-with-corruption-and-economic-woes-key/2017/06/27/acfe1678-5afa-11e7-aa69-3964a7d55207_story.html?utm_term=.85c6d23a9738

http://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/pacific-beat/2017-06-28/png-election-in-danger-of-failing-says-australian/8660756

Debt

http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/333560/png-govt-debt-spiralling

http://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2017/06/for-the-sake-of-your-kids-understand-pngs-exploding-debt.html

PNG’s growth experience since 1980

http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/332391/economist-says-png-economic-wellbeing-well-down 

http://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2017/03/flanagan-concerned-by-png-media-blackout-on-economic-analysis.html

Radio interviews in March with the ABC and Radio New Zealand touching on the IMF report and the possible benefits of an international assistance package:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-06/imf-and-png-government-at-odds-over-health-of-the/8327414

http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=201835191

 

East Asia Forum

Papua New Guinea stumbles to an election

 

2017 economic predictions in Post Courier

Post Courier 5 Jan 2017 detail Tough times predicted

Budget error – shortfall in 2016 budget appropriations

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-23/former-png-treasury-advisor-says-budget-error-must/8049400

Coverage of the 2017 Budget

An ABC The World Interview here:http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-01/png-cuts-spending,-raises-taxes-to-tackle-economic/7986610

Two Pacific Beat interviews here:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-02/’fiscally-fraudulent’-former-treasury-advisor/7987124

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-31/png-years-away-from-return-to-strong-economic/7979472

Radio New Zealand link here:

http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=201822248

Social media:

http://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2016/11/pngs-2017-budget-fails-credibility-test-is-fiscally-fraudulent.html

https://www.facebook.com/PNGBLOGS/posts/1381515318527808

http://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2016/09/pngs-economic-history-a-failure-to-deliver-to-the-people.html  (this older article got lots of likes)

Radio 2SER FM on 9 May
http://www.2ser.com/policies/item/22272-papua-new-guinea-s-downgraded-credit-rating

The Saturday Paper of 30 April 2016 (note that I did not approve of the title to this piece)
https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/news/immigration/2016/04/30/the-failed-state-png/14619384003181

The Australian Financial Review 5 January 2016 (one learns when talking to the media that one doesn’t control the title)http://www.afr.com/news/world/oceania/pngs-economy-is-a-greek-tragedy-in-the-making-20160104-glz93w

 

 

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