By KETH JACKSON
You would never have known from today’s Australian media coverage of Sir Michael Somare’s visit to
A key feature of the new approach is the intention of PNG to direct more resources to employing Australian judges, doctors and teachers throughout the country.
Sir Michael said the time has come for PNG “to assert and accept more responsibility for our national development. We must forge a new relationship of equitable partnership with
Negotiations are about to begin with
The Exit Strategy will be conducted so as not to prejudice PNG’s development effort and without destabilising the national budget. There will also be a resource shift from the public service to fund infrastructure development in the transport, health and education sectors.
Sir Michael announced that new consular offices would open in Sydney and
You can find a full transcript of Sir Michael’s speech here: Download Somare_Canberra_ 280409