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A UNSW-led geological analysis of the site where a 6000-year old human skull was discovered in Papua New Guinea in 1929 has revealed that the person most likely died in a catastrophic tsunami.

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When UNSW's Jes Sammut helped to start a fish farming research project in the remote PNG highlands, the hope was to improve the nutrition of the locals. As it turns out, the rewards are far greater, and provide a template for the greater undeveloped world.

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A UNSW-led fish farming research project in the remote PNG highlands is providing a valuable source of protein and income for locals and helping to reduce crime and tribal warfare.

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The Federal Government can remove the legal risks facing the PNG plan by amending the Migration Act and legislating in breach of the refugee convention. But this may be a step too far for Parliament, writes George Williams. 

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Resettling refugees in PNG has the potential to create a class of traumatised individuals who arrive without family or support services to meet their intense needs, writes Belinda Liddell.

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The plan to send asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea is sure to be challenged in the courts but it is unlikely to meet the same fate as the Malaysian solution, argues George Williams.

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UNSW's HIV researchers continue to cement their reputation as world leaders in their field.