Tim Blair


New Criterion



Tuesday, July 01, 2003
ACCORDING TO HELEN HUGHES, the Solomons Islands has had windfall income alone of $5 500 per person since the late 1970s.

From those billions the residue of capital, real or financial, appears to be about zilch.

And, as Professor Hughes says, unless the occupation brings political change as well as security, Australians will be pounding the beat under the coconut palms until the Pacific rises over them.

That is, for a very, very long time.