This is an unusual one, and I throw it over to readers for comment. A Papuan correspondent writes (and some of his contentions are incorrect although his broad argument is intriguing):
“This matter is a very sensitive one and involves the Australian Government. The story goes like this. The Papua Act of 1905 made Papua the seventh state of Australia, thus the seventh point on the Australian Flag, meaning Papua the land and its people are citizens of Australia.
“In 1975, PNG became Independent. Papuans who are citizens of Australia and are supposed to sign two forms to become PNG citizens:  renunciation of Australian citizenship;  declaration of loyalty to PNG as stated in Section 64 and 65 of PNG Constitution. I never signed any of those two forms to renounce my Australian citizenship. I was born before 1975.
“Part of Australian government benefits include free university education for all Australians. I got a degree from UPNG and enrolled for Masters with an Australian university as external student. Completed one unit and took other two on credit. The university did not allow me to continue because I still owe them some money.
“My argument is that Australian government should pay my UPNG fees and the MBA fees. I have all the documents with me which i will use to support this case. How to prove I am an Australian: 1. Genealogy. 2. Birth Certificate from the Australian National Achieves. 3. Papua Act 1905. 4. Section 64. 65 PNG Constitution. 5. Australian Migration Act 1948 and 1958. 6. Citizenship Act (Aust) 2007.
“Any advice you provide will be highly appreciated.”
Over to you.