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PNG images controversy points to deeper social forces

PNG images controversy points to deeper social forces

Updated 20 December 2013, 17:46 AEST

Over the past two weeks, we've heard a lot about the actions of the Speaker of Papua New Guinea's parliament in removing and partially destroying carved heads and parts of totem poles from parliament buildings in Port Moresby.

Theo Zurenoc says he ordered their removal because they represent evil spirits, and he wants to cleanse their influence from Parliament. Father Scott Cowdell, an Anglican priest and Associate Professor of Theology at Charles Sturt University in Canberra says there are deeper social forces at work here than meets the eye.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Father Scott Cowdell, Anglican priest and Associate Professor of Theology at Charles Sturt University in Canberra

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