Was Kris there also?

Kris Fa’afoi reckons he was at the opening of Porirua McDonalds and can remember it all, now Kevin Rudd seems to have picked up his own memory issues and reckons he is a Kokoda Track survivor…no kidding, he really does.


PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd has described himself as a “survivor” of the Kokoda Track where hundreds of Australian soldiers were killed in World War II.

On the final day of his two-day trip to Papua New Guinea, Mr Rudd announced Australia would increase financial support for health and hospitals in Papua New Guinea to help save lives.  

Australia will also deploy 50 police to PNG by the end of the year.

His comments came after meetings with PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill on asylum seekers, law and order, health and economic matters.

Mr Rudd said the assistance was worthy as Australians had a soft spot for PNG given 3000 Australians walked the Kokoda Track each year.

“I was one of them way back then and I am survivor of the Kokoda Track,” the PM said.

“This is a good investment for Australia and a good investment for PNG.”

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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