How the Queen was warned on Bougainville

THE Australian governor general John Kerr warned British Queen Elizabeth that a plan for Bougainville independence was not lawful, was opposed by Australia and Rio Tinto copper interests, and would increase regional instability and force Australia to hand more financial support to Papua New Guinea.

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John Kerr

The so-called palace letters, a trove of previously secret royal correspondence, shows the Queen's private secretary Martin Charteris responded by comparing Bougainville to Scotland and its hopes that
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