Monday 23 Jul 2018 | 23:54 | SYDNEY
Monday 23 Jul 2018 | 23:54 | SYDNEY

Reader riposte: Australia and the PNG crisis

19 December 2011 14:00

Andrew Farran writes:

RE: PNG deadlock: it is strange, is it not, that a parliamentary majority does not suffice to gain and hold government? What became of the Westminster system in PNG? I concede that the constitution is very confusing — a colonial legacy (we did not trust them to observe conventions we assumed they didn't understand so have written everything down to the point of exhaustion and contradiction! That's led to this crisis among a very diverse group of people who have few constitutional values in common).

In that respect, we have a lot to answer for!