I was lucky enough to go to PNG about 15 years ago and do a trek over Shaggy Ridge and go diving off Madang.
Incredibly spectacular country. Amazing.
Unfortunately, they don't know how to look after themselves, and to be blunt, and politically incorrect, are only just out of the trees.
Britain leaving them in our care after 1900 and then us giving them independance in 1975 were mistakes.
They are a slice of Africa in Australasia, along with Timor.
I think it best that we take them back over, along with NZ, (in the future to be named ANZACLand) and sort them out.
Otherwise, they will just continue to be a corrupt, nepotismic, tribal, backwater for another 1000 years. Plus.
And, they have one of the most spectacular countries in the universe!! Such a shame.
Now, some sections want compensation from whities for giving them clothes. And cuttlery. And plumbing. And toilet paper.
As if giving them a 5% royalty for their resources wasn't enough? lol
'Colonial neglect' ?? WTF?
Yes, we neglected to realise that you can not manage yourselves and should have incorporated you into Australia and completely colonised your beautiful country and dragged you out of the trees kicking and screaming.
Politically Incorrect statement over.PNG people seek compensation
July 04, 2008
THE Papua New Guinea people to first experience major contact by Europeans want compensation from Australia and Britain for what they say was more than a century of colonial neglect.
New president of the Motu Koita people, Miria Ikupu, made the historic claim to PNG's former colonial masters, along with PNG's present government, in his first address as leader today.
Ikupu said his 45,000 people, who inhabit PNG's east coast in and around the capital of Port Moresby, have not seen one cent from successive administrations despite continued promises, the first from Queen Victoria.
“The Motu Koita people, who are the original inhabitants and owners of Port Moresby City, have been denied and neglected from their land rights and the benefits,” he told AAP.
“The former British and Australian colonial administrations forcefully took our land and built the now city of Port Moresby.