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Documentaries, society

Preying on Paradise

YEAR: 2013 | LENGTH: 1 part (45 minutes)  |  SOURCE: 4CORNERS

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A businessman in Papua New Guinea is accused of taking millions of dollars for government work that has never been completed. He is charged but released on bail. Then, using an Australian issued 457 Visa, he comes to this country and avoids justice, telling authorities he is too sick to travel back to PNG. Crime fighters in Papua New Guinea say this type of behaviour is all too common: “Their families are down in Australia and their property is down there. They gamble heavily in Australian casinos, they bring money from Papua New Guinea down to Australia. And the evidence is in – they use Australian bank accounts to launder PNG corruptly-obtained money.”