The recent news from Papua New Guinea has therefore come as a big surprise to the Australian political class. Australian-born PNG Foreign Minister Justin Tkachenko was forced to step-aside following the social media outrage over his daughter Savannah Tkachenko’s Tik-Tok video.
Mr. Speaker. I love this country, the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, and all that this country stands for and the hopes that offers to our people. So, to our Nation, I say to you that I am sorry for any misunderstanding. Papua New Guinea is my home, it is my heart, and is the place where one day I will be laid to rest. … From my heart, I apologies to any of our people who misinterpreted my words which were spoken against those hateful people, in the protection of my daughter.
Foreigner Affairs Minister Justin Tkatchenko Referred to Ombudsman Commission by Papua New Guinea Opposition Team
Foreigner Affairs Minister Justin Tkatchenko Referred to Ombudsman Commission by Papua New Guinea Opposition Team. The SRC Determination is crystal clear in that only the Spouse has legal standing and is recognized under the laws of this country. Any benefits paid to Savannah Tkatchenko by the State for the travel by his daughter Savannah Tkatchenko
Papua New Guinea Nationwide Call for Prime Minister James Marape to Sack Minister Justin Tkatchenko. PNG demands collectively for Minister JT to be (1) sacked, (2) citizenship revoked, (3) deported back to Australia now!
Mr. Justin Tkatchenko is originally from Melbourne Victoria (Australia) and recruited in early 1990’s by the then Member of North East late David Unagi to take charge of UPNG Botanical Gardens that was taken over by NCD in 1993. He did not complete year 12 and according to public information provided to Parliament (bio-data), he completed year 11 certificate at Banyule High School, Melbourne in 1988. Banyule High School has since merged with another nearby high school and formed the Viewbank College in 1994.