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11 April 2017

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Just listened to the Press Club talk by Chris Richardson. Turnbull has to work at getting Australia new markets in case China collapses. At the moment he is working with India, then there is Indonesia, then the Philippines, then Vietnam... so I guess PNG needs to join the queue. Ha!

Well, Kevin Byrne, written like an apologist for the great Wentworth Waffler. I don't think Tony Abbot, Kevin Andrews or Eric Abetz, to mention three Australian parliamentarians would share the same view of MT's characteristics.

One of the inevitable results of PNG's final steps down the path of failed state status will result in a huge influx of disenfranchised Western Province people to Queensland, being driven there by frustration at actually receiving very little from "developments" in their province since Ok Tedi's start up and the skulduggery surrounding the "Border Villages Issue" in relation to the Torres Strait Treaty, problems which have been clearly documented and delivered to DFAT and the relevant Australian parliamentary committees on more than one occasion, only to be completely ignored by all.

I would have thought that there would be sufficient switched analysts in Australia to have picked up on his issue by now - it is, the border villages at least, more than 35 years old.

The breakfast was organised by another group so linking this to a snub with racial undertones by the PM and Australia is cheap rubbish. Nothing would have been further from the truth and I know the Aussie side would have no truck with this.

Further it is well known PNG is struggling financially so why is this Australia's problem or as suggested part of their doing. PNG is a mature country who of 40 years of post independence rule have demonstrated little interest in seeking any advice and less interest in following it.
You reap what you sow.

Were they snubbed at Bomana? Would not have thought so. Australia is not normally known for this. PNG journos need to get more assertive and be part of the gig.

I am a proud Aussie and I suspect that much of this report is a pretty miserable attempt to portray another visit on an Aussie PM as a failure. It happens all the time.

Turnbull is a charming man. Is it any wonder that visiting PNG is not high on the agenda.

Ya.... Turnbull tanim tanim na embarassim other Aussies. Turnbull yu no tru fren blo mi, yu giaman man, pipia man.

Seems like satire. Embarrassing and disgusting behavior. Aussie government needs to be held accountable.

Unbelievable! Sounds like he is not interested in PNG.

He appears to only be interested in countries if they can offer him something.

Gone on to India where he will talk to some rich Indian who is going to invest billions in Queensland and at the same time grease up the Indians so they will buy more from Australia.

My apologies to PNG, especially the journalists! Australians aren't all like that. But at least we are still giving you some help.

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