Australia Prime Minister

No cuts to priority areas

“Like any resource dependent economy around the world, we have had our share of challenges that had made a huge reduction in our revenues,” O’Neill said today in Port Moresby.   

“And we have to adjust our budgets so we can meet the short fall.

“But we have made no cuts to main sectors, health, education and law and order.”

O’Neill is currently hosting Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the Papua New Guinea’s capital.

Turnbull will depart Port Moresby tomorrow. 

Aussie committed to help protect PNG’s marine resource

Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull revealed this in Port Moresby today after a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.

He also visited World War II memorials including Kokoda and the Bomana War Cemetery.  

Turnbull said the solidarity and friendship shown by people of both countries in 1942 is evident in the relationship and bond experienced today.

 “We also talked about protecting the maritime resources, fisheries from illegal fishing,” Turnbull said.

Australian PM to visit PNG

National Events and Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko confirmed to Loop PNG of the three days State visit of the Australia’s PM to Papua New Guinea.   

Tkatchenko said Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and his Australian counterpart will be holding bilateral meetings in Port Moresby.  

It is understood that Australia Aid to PNG, 2017 National Elections assistance, 2018 APEC preparations, will be some of the agendas of discussion.      

PNG is a former colony of Australia and is one of the biggest recipients of Australia taxpayers’ development aid.