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Wednesday, 16 October 2002
Page: 5347


Senator Brown asked the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice, on 24 September 2002:

With reference to West Papua being refused observer status at the 2002 South Pacific Forum: Was there any correspondence relating to this matter between the Australian Government and the new Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Mr Michael Somare; if so, did Mr Somare support or oppose the refusal.


Senator Hill (Minister for Defence) —The Minister for Foreign Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

No.