14 Apr 2017

Fallout over local media treatment in Turnbull's PNG visit

From , 3:04 pm on 14 April 2017

The banning of local media from press conferences during Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's visit to Papua New Guinea has been described as a colonial remnant.

PNG journalists were excluded from attending a press conferences when Malcolm Turnbull visited a war memorial at Bomana, and then later that day in a joint conference with his PNG counterpart Peter O'Neill.

They were told the opportunities were strictly for Australian media.

Four senior journalists from the Post Courier newspaper were also denied food during a breakfast event for members of the business community to hear the visiting prime minister, despite the paper paying US$243 dollars for them to attend.

Tim Glasgow has more.

Malcolm Turnbull greats Peter O'Neill.

Malcolm Turnbull greats Peter O'Neill. Photo: Supplied