Wednesday 06 Oct 2021 | 21:34 | SYDNEY
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Friday linkage: Eurovision, North Korea, Indonesia, PNG and more


Sam Roggeveen


25 May 2012 12:02

There are some other issues between Australia and PNG that need to be addressed. When you get to PNG and land at Jackson airport in Port Moresby, you can buy a visa at our front door and we let you in. When we want to come to Australia, we are regarded as potential absconders and the visa process is a torture. I know people who couldn't even visit Australia for weddings and funerals of relatives. Papua New Guineans do not present a major overstayer issue for Australia. We really do love the country we come from, despite its faults and privations. And we don't like being treated like potential criminals when we want to visit your place.