Aust politician furious with importation of luxury cars

An Australian politician has joined the countless voices who have expressed disgust and shock at PNG’s importation of the 40 luxury sedans.

Queensland Senator Pauline Hanson said she was ‘absolutely furious’ when she learnt that the PNG Government had bought 40 Maserati cars for the APEC leaders.

Queensland’s senator and Founder & Leader of Australia’s One Nation Party, Pauline Hanson, has gone viral on Facebook with her ‘Please Explain’ video.

In the video, which was uploaded on October 12th and has over 7,000 shares to date, Hanson said if PNG can afford to buy high-end vehicles then it does not need Australia’s foreign aid.

“We actually give them about $550 million a year in foreign aid,” Hanson said. “Not good enough.

“I have nothing against the people of Papua New Guinea; they were actually wonderful during the Second World War and helping Australians but I tell you what, this Government stinks.”

Hanson said she is sick of hearing of corruption in PNG, and has urged the Australian government to withdraw their foreign aid.

While the APEC Minister, Justin Tkatchenko, said the vehicles are committed to be paid for by the private sector, details into the purchase are yet to be made public.

40 cars, jacketed in white protective covers, were loaded by AirBridgeCargo Airlines onto two of its Boeing 747-8Fs last week.

On its website, AirBridgeCargo Airlines said its two ad hoc flights were chartered by its long-standing customer, Agility Logistics Italy.

Carmella Gware