THE Papua New Guinea Association of Australia (PNGAA) has announced that Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop MP, will be the keynote speaker at the dinner to commemorate the centenary of Australia’s relationship with Papua New Guinea.
The dinner will be held in the Strangers Dining Room, NSW Parliament House, Sydney, on Wednesday 17 September.
It will precede a symposium the following day to mark the 100th anniversary of Australia's first battle of World War I, near Rabaul in September 1914.
The symposium is a unique opportunity to hear speakers knowledgeable about Papua New Guinea discussing many of the events and issues that have occurred in the long and close relationship between PNG and Australia.
The Papua New Guinea Association of Australia is the key sponsor of this year’s Crocodile Prize Anthology the launch of which will coincide with the symposium on Thursday 18 September.