Sir Mekere said Turnbull came to office in September 2015 – over 18 months ago.
“In all that time, he has visited many countries, all over the world. He has not found time to visit Papua New Guinea, one of Australia’s most important neighbours.
“Why come now? What is so important now that cannot be dealt with by officials?”
Sir Mekere said the two Prime Ministers met in Australia a few weeks ago.
“They have met countless times at APEC, Pacific Islands’ Forum Leaders’ meetings, UN meetings, etc.