High Commissioner to PNG

Over K2m to back referendum commission

The first $500,000 (K1.2m) has already been made available through the United Nation Development Programme’s Bougainville Referendum Support Project.

The funding is intended to support the Commission to assist in the conduct of a credible referendum, as is the wish of both the Papua New Guinea and Autonomous Bougainville governments. It is part of the K120 million per year provided by Australia to the Autonomous Region of Bougainville through the Papua New Guinea Australia Partnership.