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Fiji's Foreign Minister in a speech today in Brisbane about The Rudd Arrangement

Fijian Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola today delivered a thoughtful speech in Brisbane about The Rudd plan to re-settle large numbers of Muslims amongst the Christian Melanesian population to our north.

The Rudd plan is contingent on PNG removing 7 reservations is holds on the UNHCR convention on refugees, including access to education, housing, freedom of movement and other rights.   But the reservation will be lifted only for the people Australia sends to PNG and thus those rights and other subsidised goods and services will only be available to an obvious and chosen few.

Ratu Kubuabola spoke at The 20th Australia Fiji Business Forum in Brisbane today and the ABC recorded some of his speech.