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04 November 2013

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Thanks Tanya for this great insight. We long for the day when, as you say, "there is respect for lives and property, where there is an opportunity to better their lot in life through education, where they can access good health care, where they are safe and protected and where justice prevails".

Each needs to do what they can and encourage others on that path, despite what we see happening (and not happening) around us.

Thank you Tanya for a very interesting and thoughtful discussion on the good and bad aspects of the Melanesian Way.

I always used to say to my PNG students .."keep the good aspects of your culture and throw out the bad".

I come from a Scottish culture and although always proud of it I could see the good and the bad aspects of it.

My family tried to keep the good aspects and my sister-in-law went to the Highlands Gathering at Bundanoon yesterday, but I always knew my father was a bit over-fond of the whisky, which I felt had been a great curse on the Scottish nation in the past!

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