15 Aug 2013

PNG MP miffed about type of search by Australian immigration

1:30 pm on 15 August 2013

A Papua New Guinea MP claims he was searched and had his wallet and mobile phone confiscated by Australian immigration officials in Sydney last week.

The newspaper, The National, reports the MP, who asked not to be identified, as saying Australian Immigration authorities later connected the mobile phone to a computer.

He says he believes it was done to monitor his calls.

The MP says the search and confiscation happened after customs had identified him as a Papua New Guinea MP.

He says PNG should mete out the same treatment to Australians entering PNG.