Develop our human resource, Australia

Letters, Normal

The National, Monday 12th December 2011

Australia is Papua New Guinea’s main source of imports and also its number one export market.
PNG’s other major import sources are China and Singapore.
Australia is also a big investor in PNG, particularly in gold, and oil and gas.
Some of the key Australian companies in the mining and petroleum sector include Santos, Oil Search Ltd and Highlands Pacific Ltd.
Other key player include Australian-based companies such as Coca-Cola Amatil, Campbell Australia Pty Ltd and Nestlé Australia.
However, when it comes to building our hu­man re­source capacity, Australian has a zero tolerance policy.
This is clearly discriminatory.
If Australia wants to continue to be a big player in PNG, then it must deve­lop our human resource.

Peter Amos Monex
Via email