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In a recent development, senior Papua New Guinean government minister Jimmy Maladina was arrested in Sydney and charged with alleged domestic assault. The incident involved a 31-year-old woman who sustained facial injuries.

Maladina has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm following a domestic dispute. He was granted conditional bail and is scheduled to appear in court on July 11. In a statement, Maladina expressed his cooperation with authorities and emphasized the seriousness of the situation, asserting that violence is unacceptable.

Papua New Guinea’s economy significantly depends on petroleum gas exports, which account for about half of its annual export activity. Maladina has been facing difficulties in securing financing for a crucial liquefied natural gas project, with international banks declining to provide support.

In light of this incident, helplines for domestic abuse victims have been provided to offer support and assistance to those affected by such situations.

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Article Title: Senior PNG minister arrested in Sydney, charged with assault
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