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Howard Has Had No Discussions about West Papua – With Anyone - Period
From Scoop Co-Editor Alastair Thompson on Assignment in Papua New Guinea and the Solomons – Image by Jason Dorday
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"…I can tell you, it may disappoint you, but West Papua was not raised by the PNG Prime Minister."
The Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand held a bilateral meeting today, the first since Helen Clark's
re-election for a third term as NZ PM. Afterwards they held a brief press conference with New Zealand and Australian
Among the issues discussed in the Press Conference were:
- West Papua
- Labour Mobility
- RAMSI's mission to the Solomon Islands
- Helen Clark's re-election
- The Pacific Plan and PACER
Listen to the audio of the press conference (12 mins)
Alastair Thompson is the co-founder of Scoop. He is of Scottish and Irish extraction and from Wellington, New Zealand. Alastair has 24 years experience in the
media, at the Dominion, National Business Review, North & South magazine, Straight Furrow newspaper and online since 1997. He is the winner of several journalism awards for business and investigative work.