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Femili PNG, Newcrest and Lutheran Church Partner for New Office

Stephanie Copus-Campbell (Femili PNG Board Member), Daisy Plana (Femili PNG CEO), Denga Ilave (Femili PNG Operations Manager) and Ian Kemish (Executive General Manager External Affairs, Newcrest Mining Limited)

Femili PNG is pleased to announce that the official opening of its new office in Lae took place on 5 June 2017. The official opening luncheon was held at the Lae International Hotel, followed by a blessing and ribbon cutting at the new office.

Newcrest Mining Limited made a generous donation of K200,000 to Femili PNG in March 2017 which was used to renovate the office space so that survivors can have access to safe and confidential client consultations.

Newcrest Executive General Manager of External Affairs, Mr Ian Kemish said, ‘’Newcrest is delighted to make a practical contribution to Femili PNG’s critical Lae service in support of the victims of family violence and abuse. Through our contribution we acknowledge both the dedication of Femili PNG’s staff, and the significant impact that abuse – predominantly of women and children – has on PNG’s communities and workplaces, a problem we have committed to help combat through our program Trupla Man Trupla Meri initiated by our workforce at Lihir mining operations.’’

The office building is the property of the Evangelical Lutheran Church which has been leased to Femili PNG at a discounted rate. Femili PNG management and staff appreciates the support and partnership with Newcrest and the Lutheran Church. The location of the office is not disclosed for security reasons.


Femili PNG CEO Ms Daisy Plana cutting the cake
Australian Consul-General to Lae, Mr Paul Murphy spoke at the luncheon at the Lae International Hotel
Ms Stephanie Copus-Campbell and Mr Ian Kemish cutting the ribbon to officially open the new office
Rev. Hans Giegere of the Evangelical Lutheran Church blessed the new office