As I am unlikely to ever work for MFAT, or be Foreign Affairs Minister, I can be blunt and honestly say that most Pacific Island Governments are absolutely corrupt. This is no surprise to many, and in fact a leaked Australian memo once revealed that one particular Pacific Premier was known as Mr 10% because that was his standard cut of all contracts.
The corruption of said Governments is what leads to a lot of the conflicts and poverty.
So what does our Foreign Minister propose as a solution? Sending in the one organisation that is even more corrupt than the corrupt Governments – FIFA.
They’ll be able to swap notes on bribery and vote rigging!!