Leader of the Opposition

Opposition leader queries cost of PNG response

He said PNG should be using its own resources to send the troops over, and not the other way around.

The question was raised after the Australian army used its C130 aircraft to fly PNG troops over.

“From what we know, the cost to Australia to send two Royal Australian Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft to pick up our personnel and to return them in three months is just under one million kina,” he stated.

Pruaitch calls for Govt change

They warn of more serious socio-economic problems if the current regime is allowed to continue in office.

Leader of the Opposition, Patrick Pruaitch, warned that if the current political leadership in not changed, PNG will sink deeper into more serious problems than ever experienced before.

Pruaitch warned that the current unprecedented level of corruption, financial and economic mismanagement is far worse than the problems created by the former PNC Government under the late Bill Skate’s leadership, from 1997 to 1999.