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PNG: Under the spell

Volume 2, Issue 1

November, 1995

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Vatsikopoulos, H. (1995). PNG: Under the spell. Pacific Journalism Review, 2(1): 24-36.
Author(s): Helen Vatsikopoulous
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November, 1995

Corruption and law and order problems beset Papua New Guinea in its 20th year of independence. Says former Governor of the Central Bank, Sir Mekere Morauta: 'This nation is under the spell of the statement that we are rich. So our riches will deliver us from the evils, from our own evils. They didn't. Where are we now?' [Transcript of an SBS Dateline programme PNG: Under the Spell, broadcast on 6 May 1995, and rebroadcast on PNG's EM TV on May 15, amid controversy].