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May 10, 2021

Australian Government against Death Penalty

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Australia has made its stand known again that it is againstthe death penalty.

Australia’s Foreign Minister Beb Carr emphasized this in a brief media conference in Port Moresby overthe weekend.

The death penalty plan came about following public outcry in PNG over recent reports of brutal murders and rapes aroundthe country.    

Before speaking tothe media,the foreign minister met with Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to discuss law and order issues. Amongthem,the introduction ofthe death penalty, which Australia has spoken against.

Thoughthere is a show of support for the death penalty, thers have argued based on human rights and Christian principles.

The government’says it will deliberate on ther options.

Meantime, elaborate discussions concerningthe Manus Asylum Detention Centre will take place when Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard visits inthe coming days.

This includesthe timetable for buildingthe permanent facility for asylum seekers.

Australia’s Foreign Minister Beb Carr said Australia also applaudPNG’s efforts to prevent human trafficking.


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