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Members of the House of Assembly to visit Fiji and Australia



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DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL TERRITORIES

MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY TO VISIT FIJI AND AUSTRALIA

(Statement by the Minister for External Territories, the Hon. C.E. Barnes, M.P.)

The Minister for External Territories, Mr Barnes, said today that 12 members of the Papua and New Guinea House of Assembly would m a k e ,a three weeks political education visit to Fiji and Australia.

The members would leave Port Moresby on Friday 3 April for Suva where they would spend five days looking at current economic developments in Fiji.

They would fly to Sydney on 8 April, visit Port Kembla on 10 April, and spend nine days in Canberra from 14 April to 23 April.

Mr Barnes said that the visit was part of a continuing political education programme for members of the House of Assembly and local Government Councillors.

Already. 42 of the 84 elected members of the House of Assembly have participated in political education visits to Australia, and all would be given the opportunity of a tour during the lifetime of the present House of Assembly.

The members of the House of Assembly who will be making the visit a r e : Messrs Anani Maino of Wau, Bono Azanifa from the Eastern Highlands District, Daniel Bokap of Kaviengi Michael Kan iniba of lae, Nauwi Sauinambi of East Sepik District,

Ian Uroe of Marshall Lagoon, Rauke Gam of Mo robe District, John Watts of Mount Hagen, Yakob Talis of West Sepik District, Yano Belo of Southern Highlands District and Thomas Kavali, from the Western Highlands District.

The party will be accompanied by Mr MeRobbie a senior research officer of the House of Assembly staff. .

CANBERRA. A.C.T.

PORT MORESBY. T.P.N.G.

3 April, 1970.