IN Sydney today, a Lowy Institute roundtable in Sydney is bringing together 26 Papua New Guineans and Australians to brainstorm the future of the PNG-Australia relationship.
The headline of the workshop is Papua New Guinea in 2015 – At a crossroads and beyond and two themes have been established to guide discussion: Challenges for the next generation and Fostering better relations in changing times.
I asked PNG Attitude readers for their thoughts on the broad topic and although at that stage I hadn't received detailed discussion points, readers were savvy enough to pitch comments at the target. (Contributors names are listed at the end of this article.)
I’ve organised this summary piece by distilling the essence of what readers said to incorporate the most thoughtful and insightful comments that seem to loom large in the PNG-Australia relationship over the next decade or so.