Michael Somare reshuffled his cabinet twice and dumped Bart Philemon, the finance minister widely credited as the architect of Papua New Guinea's economic recovery. Record prices for oil and commodities gave the government economic growth and a record surplus. The country's relations with Australia reached a new low over the arrest of Julian Moti, the Solomon Islands' attorney general, in Port Moresby.
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Errata: In the September/October 2016 issue (volume 56 number 5, pages 836 and 849), there was a technical printing error in Figures 1b and 2 of the article by Ajay Raina that resulted in a loss of data on the graphs. This online article contains the restored figures in their original, correct state. The error is regretted.