Dying on Australia's doorstep
Photo: Jason South IN A row boat at low tide, the distance between one of the best health systems in the world and one of the worst can can be easily travelled in less than 15 minutes.
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Since: Dec 10
#1 Sep 9, 2011
This story is of great annoyance to me that we are continually guilted by living in a country that can and does...We like most other western countries send help, support and finance to the UN which is "supposed" to monitor and aid these countries and their peoples, and in the case of PNG should have sent Medicines and staff to combat this terrible situation. What are they doing? Where are they? and shouldn't the story heading read, ie: "UN FAILS TO AID PNG TB EPIDEMIC." United nations,MY ARSE! more like voyouers and procrastinators....they're as useless as tits on a bull. most anyone else could do more with a bottle of aspirin and a wet towell.....
“We don't have to take it”
Since: Jun 08
#2 Sep 9, 2011
It's not just an annoyance to me it's downright abominable and I find the story almost unbelievable!
The gov can give Indonesia many thousands of dollars to renovate and build Islamic schools in Indonesia!!!????? It is putting religion before health and sucking up to Indo because it needs to "stop the boats" somehow - and THAT'S working well isn't it!
And when AusAID can spend $400,000 on up-market furniture for its staff in third world countries, there is something terribly wrong going on here!
How can Australia allow these conditions to exist in PNG??? The decision by Queensland Health to stop funding the Torres Strait clinics is an absolute disgrace... that decision is condemning people to death and also putting Australia at high risk for these diseases to be easily transferred here! This decision MUST be reversed, but where to start?
I've written a letter of protest to the PM, Premier and all the MP addresses I've got and also to The Editors of several papers. Can't imagine that will do any good but I had to do something.
#3 Sep 11, 2011
She looks like an angel.
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