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06 August 2019

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JK Domyal

Good comment, Fitz

Adding to what you have pointed out, so much PNG public funds have made it into Aussie banks in millions right under the radar of AFP, Intel Pol and money laundering detectives in which there was no response from Australia to either send this money back or assist PNG police to hold responsible fraudsters accountable.

Now the police minister wants support in this space, what would be different now than previously? During the Task Force Sweep reign, Sam Koim asked AFP and other intel agencies in Aussie for support but to no avail.

The Police Minister should consider local expertise in intel work, increase budget for fraud office and limit political interference into fraud office. Now you set the going to go...take back PNG..otherwise AFP could do another eavesdrop in PNG..

Just a thought, over to you Minister.

Philip Fitzpatrick

I imagine that the Chinese will also be watching what happens with this proposal.

Back in early May ex-Prime Minister Paul Keating suggested that under the Morrison government ASIO was now running Australia’s foreign policy.

The former prime minister said the current leaders of the major intelligence agencies should be replaced because they were taking too hawkish a stance on China’s rise.

“When the security agencies are running foreign policy, the nutters are in charge,” he said. “They've lost their strategic bearings, these organisations.”

I think Keating knows what he is talking about.

Kennu Pawa Ambiasi

A good observation here. Brian Kramer has to take this into account.

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