Tips and rumours

Feb 26, 2014

Tips and rumours

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From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours … PNG travel hitch. Relations between Australia and PNG are a little tense, what with us sending our asylum seekers to Manus Island, where they're being killed and injured in violent circumstances. And from Saturday, all Australians will have to obtain a visa for PNG in advance (which is a real pain), while people from the US, western Europe, New Zealand and the Pacific can still get a visa on arrival in PNG. Now, why would that be? Here's an email doing the rounds from a travel agency:

IMPORTANT VISA INFORMATION

Papua New Guinea

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2 thoughts on “Tips and rumours

  1. klewso

    The Coal-ition is photo-shopping their image?
    [Two thirds of their front bench are ladies too (that is a the shoulder of a man’s suit in the bottom right corner?)?]

  2. AR

    Yes, everyone except Kiwis (excluding those who have “criminal history”)must have a visa to enter this coutnry.
    What is fascinating, for those living under a mudorc rock, should be the wording of “boarding… without a visa, and the carriers will be forced to pay for their repatriation on the next available flight, which may not necessarily be to the point of origin.”
    This is a straight cut’n’past from DMIAC so, wonder why this hsould suddenly be applicable to Australians? Couldn’t be owt to do with those pesky journos. asking unanswerable questions .. could it?

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