Sir Michael Somare arrived in Australia yesterday for talks with Kevin Rudd and a tour of bushfire and flood affected areas.
Sir Michael will
meet Mr Rudd tomorrow and also call on Governor-General Quentin Bryce. The discussions
will also involve Trade Minister Simon Crean, Immigration Minister Chris Evans
and Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Affairs Duncan Kerr.
In the evening there will be a reception at the PNG High Commission which Ingrid and I will be attending and I’ll be reporting on for PNG Attitude.
On Wednesday, Sir
Michael will meet Victorian Premier John Brumby before visiting
bushfire-affected areas. On Thursday he meets Opposition leader Malcolm
Turnbull and address the PNG-Australia Business Council in Brisbane.