Dear Editor,

So, when are the other regional governments — Australia and New Zealand — going to get in behind Vanuatu’s advocacy of justice for West Papua and show themselves to be openly, genuinely and actively responsible for international relations across the entire South West Pacific region?

Does not Australia exist within its own lawful portion of Melanesian territory through its Torres Strait Islands?

Does it not have the Torres Strait Islander flag among its collection of official national flags? So, when is Canberra going to face up to its own responsibility for regional justice with a humble recognition of its neglect hitherto of its own place in the Melanesian region?

If it faced up to itself it may assist the UN to moderate its waffling prevarication.

Bruce Wearne

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