Keenan to reinforce priorities in law, justice sector

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The National, Wednesday 19th of February, 2014

AUSTRALIA’S Justice Minister Michael Keenan is in the country on a three-day visit to reinforce Canberra’s priorities in supporting PNG’s initiatives in the law and justice sector.
“The visit is a key opportunity to strengthen relationships with my PNG counterparts and reaffirm the importance of bilateral relations between our countries, and to advance Australia’s support for PNG’s law and justice priorities including transnational crime and policing,” Keenan said
He visited the Boroko Police Station in Port Moresby to inspect improvements resulting from its upgrading.
The upgrading includes the construction of a new family and sexual violence unit and training for specialist police officers who are helping survivors of
It includes the refurbishment of the police prosecution, sexual offences and armed robbery squad offices.
He met Police Minister Nixon Duban and Police Commissioner Tom Kulunga at the police headquarters in Konedobu.
He will travel to Lae to visit the Lae City Mission, Suambu Plantation, Lae War Cemetery and the PNG recycling facility to see the destruction of weapons handed to police during an amnesty.
Keenan will return to Moresby and visit the Bomana War Cemetery, Bomana Police College and the Gordon Market to witness a joint PNG-Australia police foot patrol.