PNG PM Disputes Claims Australian Aid Being ‘Stolen’

admin's picture

O’Neill says Australian media misinformed

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (The National, September 2, 2013) – Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has termed as incorrect and baseless an Australian television report saying $1.7 billion [US$1.5 million] of Australian taxpayers’ money was being stolen from PNG’s budget annually.

The report claimed that the money was for aid to PNG.

O’Neill called on the Australian government and AusAID to correct the misinformation campaign by uninformed Australian journalists and the media in Australia who have never been to PNG to appreciate and understand PNG’s national affairs.

He said 7’s "Today Tonight" report on PNG money laundering was "factually incorrect".

Rate this article: 
No votes yet

Add new comment