THE mood for more autonomy is growing among Papua New Guinea's provinces.
While the call for more devolution of powers from central government to the provinces is not new, PNG's continued development struggles mean more provinces are talking about autonomy.
And, throwing a cat among the pigeons, PNG's opposition leader Don Polye has now proposed the idea that PNG's four main regions could be given autonomy.
The growing skyline of the capital Port Moresby reflects PNG's unprecedented economic growth of the past decade. It's been forged mainly through a boom in the mining, oil and gas sectors.