The ‘wicked problem’ of B'ville independence
30 November 2022
ADELAIDE – Poor Richard Marles. Australia’s deputy prime minister and defence minister had merely stated his support for Papua New Guinea as it moved through the thorny issue of Bougainville independence.
The general statement of support for PNG attributed to him was pretty much all he could say.
But Bougainville president Ishmael Toroama interpreted it as specific Australian support for PNG, which at present is indicating its opposition to Bougainville independence.
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