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Subject: Re: Boomerang Aid


Author:
Lisa
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Date Posted: Sat, Nov 11 2006, 12:31:04am
In reply to: katt 's message, "Re: Boomerang Aid" on Sun, Nov 05 2006, 06:06:51pm

Actually I feel guilty, Katt, because I received my normal wage while away... and yes.. nost of my wage stayed in Australia... paying off my morgage etc.

However, while I was away, the government had to pay an extra nurse to take my place, so it DID cost the government significant amount of money to send me.

Is this boomerang aid? The government was thousands of dollars down in wages and airfares for sending me.

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katt
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Date Posted: Sat, Nov 11 2006, 09:29:07am

I'm sorry if my comments made you feel guilty, I certainly don't want you to feel that way from comments, as I said above "there are many individuals like yourself that work "hands on" and do so not for the "love of money".

We all need to earn a living and survive in this world, the work you did was beneficial.

My thoughts on "boomerang aid" are to do with the profit margins of these companies that work in PNG, why are so many contracts awarded to overseas companies and why isn't there programs in place to help more PNG companies work towards achieving contracts?

cheers :)

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katt
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Date Posted: Sat, Nov 11 2006, 09:35:17am

There is a report at the worldvision website that mght interest viewers called "Papua New Guinean perspectives on a good life"

http://www.worldvision.com.au/learn/policyandreports/

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Author:
N
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Date Posted: Sun, Nov 12 2006, 08:33:00pm

Great article there, Katt.

Thank you for letting us know of this article.

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