29 Nov 2017

PNG budgets for big lift in income

From , 4:03 pm on 29 November 2017

An Australian economist with strong links to Papua New Guinea says the 2018 Budget is based on a lot of unrealistic expectations.

PNG Economics' Paul Flanagan says there are some wonderful sentiments in Charles Abel's first Budget.

Mr Flanagan told Don Wiseman he thinks Mr Abel is genuine in what he is trying to achieve but he has been let down by the realities of PNG politics.

Economist Paul Flanagan

Economist Paul Flanagan Photo: ANU