Faithful reunite but not without Fayle
PNG guest workers given green light

Bob Hawke is made a, aaargh, PNG chief

Pensive As if he needed the ego boost, Bob Hawke has been made a Chief of the Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu.

The award was for his services to the development of Papua New Guinea before and since Independence through his involvement in the establishment of the trade union movement, fighting for wage justice for PNG workers and later as Australian Prime Minister, when he presided over a period of great harmony in Australia-PNG relations.

Mr Hawke joins an elite group of international statesmen – including Bill Clinton, Gough Whitlam and Andrew Peacock - who have been recognised with PNG’s highest award since the inception of the Order of Logohu in 2005.


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Michael Yapis

I am still trying to come to terms as to why the official trip of Sir Michael Somare did not get any much attention from the Australian media?

Apart from your biased coverage here, I did not see, hear or read this in any major media outlet in Australia.

PNG should not be a another little Pacific island country under the wings of Australia. Our leaders must stand up to be true leaders: speak out loud and clear.

Somare got the spotlight for the wrong reasons a few years ago. Checking shoes in Brisbane!

PNG should stand up as a super power in the Pacific and stop acting like a little nobody.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)