Richard Marles

Defence Pact must align with Constitution

“Not at this stage, for me I must not break any law that governs our country and so measuring up to what is expected from both sides and there proposal too is not way off but within reach again wording must be something my cabinet and parliament must approve and knowing what is expected on my side I think my team,” stated Marape.

The Prime Minister acknowledged then Foreign Minister, Justin Tkatchenko and Deputy Prime Minister John Rosso on the presentative and the establishment made in regards to the treaty as the exchange is currently going well.

Review into Australia Defence Treaty

Australia Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Richard Marles, was also in attendance of the Korea-Pacific Islands Summit and spoke to PM Marape on the margins of the meeting in regards to the Treaty.