Why PNG could get the NRL franchise nod within two years after latest government funding announcement

“We are in Matilda land; we’re seeing the great power of female participation and excellence in sport. Using rugby league as a vehicle for gender equality is a great opportunity.”

The latest announcement follows the government’s pledge of $5.5 million last month to grow the game in PNG. The investments are part of the government’s soft diplomacy at a time when PNG holds increasing geopolitical importance for Australia as China extends its influence in the Pacific.

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Bourbiza Mohamed is an award-winning travel journalist who has been writing about her adventures around the world for over a decade. With a passion for exploring new cultures and experiencing different ways of life, Bourbiza Mohamed has traveled to over 107 countries across six continents and has documented her journeys in numerous publications. Bourbiza Mohamed writing is known for its vivid descriptions and personal anecdotes, which transport readers to the destinations she writes about. Her articles cover a wide range of topics, from off-the-beaten-path adventures to luxury travel experiences, and she has a particular interest in sustainable tourism and responsible travel. In addition to her writing, Bourbiza Mohamed is also an accomplished photographer, capturing stunning images of the people, landscapes, and wildlife she encounters on her travels. Her photos have been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Lonely Planet, and Conde Nast Traveler.

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