AUSTRADE Survey of Australian Business in the Pacific – Impacts of COVID-19

June 12th, 2020

Austrade is currently undertaking a survey of Australian business in the Pacific. The purpose of the survey is to gain an understanding of the impacts of COVID-19 on Australian businesses and how Austrade may be able to assist moving forward.  Tradelinked encourages you to complete this survey to help in determining future export assistance strategies. […]

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Video Conference: Managing Fiscal Challenges in Contemporary Papua New Guinea, Wednesday 27 May, 2020, 12.00 Noon

May 22nd, 2020

On 19 May 2020 through the Centre for Global Development Professor Chand published a paper entitled “Managing Fiscal Challenges in Contemporary Papua New Guinea” co-authored by Junaid Sadiq Masood and Vijaya Ramachandran. Professor Chand has agreed to do an online presentation on the issues raised in the paper for APNGBC members and other guests at noon […]

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Cairns Regional Council releases COVID-19 Economic Impact Report

May 14th, 2020

The Cairns Regional Council commissioned an independent report on the economic impacts COVID-19 is anticipated to have on the Cairns economy. The report can be downloaded from Councils website – The website also contains information on the 10 key initiatives for consideration by Government (Federal, State and Local) in response to the unfolding economic […]

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Fiber Optic Future of Communication in PNG

May 11th, 2020

Fibre optic is the future in communication especially in knowledge, information management and dissemination.  This was the message by PNG DataCo CEO Paul Komboi duirng a small ceremony to mark the landing of the Kumul Submarine Fiber Optic arrival in East New Britain at the Ralum beachfront.    To read the full article visit

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PNG Prime Minister Confirms Five New Cases of COVID-19 in PNG

April 17th, 2020

Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has confirmed that there are now five new cases of coronavirus in Papua New Guinea.   This brings to a total of seven persons who have now contracted the coronavirus or COVID-19.   Briefly the seven persons who have contracted the disease are all well.  This includes the, first imported case, a […]

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Rescheduled PNG Business & Industry Events 2020

April 8th, 2020

There have been a number of business and industry events that are rescheduled for later in the year or 2021.   To ensure you have the correct dates visit our ‘Upcoming Events’ page at All Tradelinked business networking events have been cancelled until the end of June 2020, this will be re-assessed at a later […]

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Get the Latest from Solomon Islands with ‘Business Beat’

April 6th, 2020

‘Business Beat’ is the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s monthly newsletter.  It’s collated by Philip Lilomo who is the Chamber’s Media & Communications Officer.  Philip writes most of the Chamber’s media releases. He also manages the website contents, designs the Chamber’s monthly newsletter, brochures and maintains the organisation’s visual branding. Business Beat is […]

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Local HR Business Steps up to Assist Others

April 3rd, 2020

Owner and operator of Cairns based John Hartigan & Associates, John is a HR consultant who has kindly offered to provide complimentary professional support to community and business owners/managers in Human Resources and Industrial Relations given the difficult circumstances our community is in.  John is offering up to one hour professional time per business entity […]

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2020 Chamber of Commerce Management Committee

March 26th, 2020

Tradelinked Cairns-PNG-Pacific congratulates the newly appointed members of the Cairns Chamber of Commerce Management Committee for 2020 and looks forward to a productive partnership. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESIDENT – Sally Mlikota VICE PRESIDENT – Scott Pearson VICE PRESIDENT – Matthew Tickner TREASURER – Andrea Fogarty MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS Danny Betros Alan Dugan Danielle Jobling […]

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Papua New Guinea Implements Strong Measures to Stop Spread of Coronavirus

March 23rd, 2020

The Prime Minister, Hon James Marape, MP issued an Official Statement on Sunday 22 March outlining measures being taken to help stop the the spread of the Coronavirus in PNG.   This statement is a result of confirming the first case of COVID-19 in the country –  20200322 Official Statement from PM

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