Australian Federal Police May Be Deployed In Papua New Guinea

Tony Abbott in Papua New Guinea for the Pacific Islands Forum
Tony Abbott in Papua New Guinea for the Pacific Islands Forum
Australian Federal Police are closer to being deployed to the front-line in Papua New Guinea, with the two countries inching towards an agreement to deploy armed Australian officers in PNG’s lawless capital of Port Moresby.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill discussed the issue today, with Mr Abbott saying he was hopeful of progress in coming weeks or months.

There are 73 AFP officers already deployed to PNG, but they are in a training and advisory role only, and while some patrol with the Royal PNG Constabulary, they cannot intervene or make arrests.

Read more in Herald Sun.

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