Queensland Government Strenthening Ties with Papua New Guinea and the Pacific

November 22nd, 2022

The Queensland government through the Ministry of Treasurer and International Trade and Investment will be appointing a Queensland Trade Commissioner for the Pacific by next year 2023. This is part of the Queensland government’s effort in strengthening the trade, economic and relationship that exists between Papua New Guinea and Queensland. Queensland Treasurer and Minister for […]

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Tradelinked Business Delegation Article – Connect FNQ

October 19th, 2022

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Tradelinked Business Delegation 3-12 October 22 Highlights Opportunities to Partner

October 17th, 2022

The recent visit to Papua New Guinea by the Tradelinked business delegation was well received in Kokopo, Lae and Port Moresby.  The visit over a 10 day period (3-12 October) has been deemed a success by those who participated.  Twelve businesses/organisations met with key business and government leaders via a series of business breakfasts, industry […]

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NEW: Launch of Expression of Interest – Tradelinked Business Delegation to PNG 3-12 October 2022

June 29th, 2022

The official launch of the Tradelinked Business Delegation to PNG 3-12 October was held last night at the Tradelinked Cairns-PNG-Pacific Business Networking Event.  Expressions of Interest are now open for registrations to participate on this delegation, the first to PNG since COVID came upon us in 2019.  We are excited to add the new destination […]

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Vale Sir Peter Barter

June 23rd, 2022

The passing of Sir Peter Barter in Cairns Hospital on Wednesday 22 June after a long battle with a rare terminal heart condition has been widely reported, he was 82.  Sir Peter was a prominent icon in Madang, being a former regional MP for the Province and a prominent businessman.  The late Sir Peter was […]

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Visit to Cairns by Australian High Commissioner HE Mr Jonathan (Jon) Philp – Wednesday 25 May 2022

June 1st, 2022

Tradelinked Cairns-PNG-Pacific and EiiC (Exchange Innovation & Information Centre) welcomed the Australian High Commissioner HE Mr Jon Philp to Cairns on Wednesday 25 May.  During his visit His Excellency met with Mayor Bob Manning, Councillors and guests of the Cairns Regional Council at a morning tea followed by a discussion on potential partnerships between Papua New […]

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Porgera Mine Set to Reopen Employing Over 3,000 Workers

April 19th, 2022

OVER 3000 MINE WORKERS IN PNG TO WORK WHEN PORGERA MINE REOPENS Following the recent signing of stakeholder agreements, more than 3,000 workers will be employed when the Porgera mine reopens. “Over the next couple of weeks, the company will hire 3,100 people, most of them Papua New Guineans, (who) will head back to Porgera […]

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FNQ Export Capability Profile Servicing the Pacific Region Launched Feb 2022

February 23rd, 2022

The FNQ Export Capability Profile Servicing the Pacific Region was launched at the February Tradelinked Business Networking event in Cairns Tuesday 22 February 22.  The report seeks to demonstrate the importance of the PNG / Pacific Island nations’ trading, cultural and social relationship with Cairns.  A full report and/or Executive Summary are both available to […]

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Australia to Assist in the Upgrading of Papua New Guinea’s Ports at a cost of $580 million

January 24th, 2022

Australia will spend more than half a billion dollars upgrading ports in Papua New Guinea in a bid to strengthen trade ties and ward off investment from other nations, including China.  Prime Minister Scott Morrison and PNG Prime Minister James Marape met virtually on Friday to sign agreements for $580 million in upgrades and refurbishments to […]

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