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07 February 2012

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"ultimately resolved by the supreme constitutional authority - the people of PNG" perhaps under duress?

The photo of a much younger Keith Jackson presents an ideal image of ordered, peaceful and democratic electoral process.

Contrast with reports of 2002 - "Politicking and voting in the Highlands: the 2002 Papua New Guinea national elections: http://ips.cap.anu.edu.au/ssgm/papers/discussion_papers/04_01_dp_gibbs_etal.pdf"

What can we hope for in 2012?

I completely endorse the following: "Many Australians watch these developments with mounting concern, if with some diffidence about doing anything that will be condemned as ''neo-colonial'' or paternalistic, or otherwise as efforts to attempt to take control. PNG must ultimately solve its own problems, but it could use some disinterested help."

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