Today I opened the new School of Business and Public Policy at the University of Papua New Guinea with Prime Minister the Hon Peter O’Neill CMG MP.
The new School is a symbol of the strong partnership between Papua New Guinea and Australia.
It forms part of the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct, a partnership between Papua New Guinea and Australia that is supporting the development of the next generation of public sector leaders.
More than 5,000 Papua New Guineans have already benefitted from the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct through participation in courses, academic programs and public discussion events.
In addition, the construction of the School has made a significant contribution to the local economy. Working with local companies, the project created hundreds of jobs and training opportunities for Papua New Guineans.
Prime Minister O’Neill and I are committed to building a closer partnership for our future, and the new School will support that partnership.