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Jane Belfield

Thanks for an excellent issue. Beats me how you find the time.

Scott Collins

Someone emailed me a copy of this internet journal and it's superb. Could you please add me to a mailing list?

Reginald Renagi

PNG Attitude is always a great read.

We cannot keep it a secret anymore. More PNG and Australians must to be invited through whatever means to be directed to this page.

Our two countries must carry on a continuing conversation with each other into perpetuity.

PNG and Australia - 'friends for life'.

Kelly Pattinson

Would you please add me to your list for PNG Attitude. I really enjoy the very direct and to the point information. Truly a good read.

Deb Chapman

Thanks, Keith, as always, a great read!

Bernard Oberleuter

A lot of good articles came out of the recent March PNG Attitude – in fact, lots of attitude and no grunt. No one’s got the balls to come forward from the so-called elite in PNG.

It seems the silent majority agrees with what is happening to PNG, but no one can mobilise People Power, like the Egyptians have done to oust their president and government.

PNGeans cannot see their way clear to give the majority of people living in rural areas any hope of participating in the wealth of the minerals boom let alone tourism, forestry and marine resources.

It means one thing, that most people in government and public service are corrupt - caught up in the 10% system in Vulupindi Haus.

It’s a pity PNG cannot unite to showcase to the world its beautiful traditions, cultures and heritage and market tourism as its nambawan export.

This will give all tribes and provinces an honest income, and a fruitful quality of life. We must educate our youth to participate in meaningful dialogue with the aim of giving them hope to see a better PNG.

Given PNG’s wealth, Australian aid should not be consumed in the PNG budget: it should target rural projects like cottage industries, rural electrification, rural hydro power schemes, tourism, the quality of teachers, health and infrastructure.

This will help slow down urban drift and avoid squatter settlements, particularly in Lae and Port Moresby where there is inadequate industry to sustain the population growth and engage the unemployed youth of the nation.

I would like to see the Police Citizen Youth Club concept established throughout the provinces, giving youth, leadership training, discipline and self respect. This would strike at the core of law and order problems and engage youths at all levels of society.

All firearms should be confiscated and no firearm licences should be issued. The people are not mature enough to own such weapons.

Reporters are not writing about the problems the people face in their daily living.

There’s too much lip service paid to the mining conglomerates and nothing about poverty and malnutrition.

People who call PNG home, can you see any light at the end of the tunnel. Opim maus nau na tok save. Yumi mas bung wantaim na stretim olgeta dispela hevi long kantri bilong yumi tu. Noken pasim maus na lusim tingktingk long taim bipo yu liklik mangi na liklik meri long Papua na New Guinea.

Let us speak with one voice. Please raise your concerns through PNG Attitude so that we may, as expatriates living overseas, make it known that our remittance to our families back home does help to contribute in a small way toward the PNG economy.

We have to address the corruption, law & order, education, health, housing, infrastructure and youth development issues if we are to see the country move forward and not reach a stalemate.

We must educate the population through massive awareness via advertising, radio and television with slogans resonate to votim gutpela man o meri long 2012 eleksin.

Stap isi olgeta wantok.

Paul Oates

Congratulations once again on a truly great publication. I can't believe the Australian government isn't starting to sit up and take notice of the views expressed in ‘PNG Attitude'.

Considering how current events are often discussed, it might be an interesting exercise to plot or graph the subjects and articles in ‘Attitude’ and its predecessor over say the last five years and see how our attitudes may have changed or developed over each month or year?

For example, articles on:

1. History and the relationship between our two nations
2. AusAID and DFAT
3. PNG politicians
4. Australian politicians
5. PNG government actions or inactions
6. PNG Judiciary, law and order, etc.
7. Articles authored by PNG writers
8. Foreign domination

I wonder if there are any developing trends revealed?

Nice idea, Paul, but it’s beyond my fairly stretched resources. Such a project would need a research student searching around for an honours thesis or a reader with a research orientation and some time on their hands. If there are any takers, I can supply a CD-ROM of each of the issues over whatever period is selected – KJ

Ted Wolfers

I have just been talking to an old friend, David Stephen who wrote a book on the history of political parties in Papua New Guinea in the 1970s, and mentioned I had just received and read quickly through the latest edition of ‘PNG Attitude’.

He wondered if you might be kind enough to add him to your distribution list.

I shall be grateful if you can please send him your most interesting magazine as it comes out.

Joe Wasia

Thanks so much for your efforts. Great job.

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