Kavieng MP

Aust visa requirements discriminatory: PM

He said this when responding to Kavieng MP, Ian Ling-Stuckey, why there were more Pacific Islanders taking up the Seasonal Workers Program than Papua New Guineans.

The Prime Minister said one of the issues affecting the country’s participation in the program was the visa issue.

The Kavieng MP said since the inception of the Seasonal Workers Program in 2008, PNG participation has not increased, compared with the other Pacific Island nations.

Fiscal outlook false, misleading: Ling-Stuckey

The Shadow Treasurer said this in Parliament on Tuesday when asking the Treasurer, Charles Abel, on funding earmarked for health services, which Ling-Stuckey claims have not been released.

He also called the revenue forecasts in the 2018 Budget as fake.

The Shadow Treasurer once again questioned the credibility of the figures the Government presented, this time in the 2018 MYEFO Report.

He asked Abel to confirm or deny that the Government was struggling to generate revenue to meet its commitments, claiming health services are not being met.

Govt's 100 Day Plan failure: Opposition

Shadow Minister and Kavieng MP, Ian Ling-Stuckey, said audited accounts for SOEs and Statutory Authorities, for the 2017 financial year, were not tabled in Parliament by June.

“This was Point 19 of the plan – and becomes yet another broken promise. The Alternative Government would fulfil this promise as it is vital for helping to re-build confidence in the PNG economy,” said the Shadow Treasurer, Ling-Stuckey.

Leave refused to Micah

Micah's petition was dismissed in the National Court for being incompetent because it was filed one day late and outside the 40-day period.

Ian Ling-Stuckey was declared MP on 20 July 2017. The 40-day filing period ended on 29 August. Micah filed the petition on 30 August 2017.

During competency hearing in the National Court, Micah stated in his affidavit that there was an error in the gazette notice regarding public holiday dates of 27 July and 26 August. The year dated on the gazette was 2018 and not 2017.

Kavieng MP protests new buildings

The Kavieng MP and Finance and Treasury Shadow Minister, Ian Ling-Stuckey, was nowhere to be seen when a delegation of Government ministers, including New Ireland Governor Sir Julius Chan and Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, were received with much fanfare on Friday (March 16).

When contacted, Ling-Stuckey told this newsroom that he did not accept his invitation in protest of the wrongful priorities of the governor.

“The provincial government under Chan has completely lost touch with grassroots’ needs and confused its priorities,” stated the local MP.

Micah reconciles with PM, Chan

Micah apologised for his behaviour and statements made against the PM, Sir Julius, former Namatanai MP Byron Chan and Works Minister Michael Nali.

"It has been 2 years since we last spoke," Micah told Sir Julius.

He further asked PM O'Neill to include his number in his contact list.

"Because I heard that you removed my number," Micah said amidst polite laughter from the crowd.

Pandanus mats, large pigs and mis (traditional shell money) were presented by Micah to show his remorse.

Families to suffer from govt’s tariff increases: Ling-Stuckey

“Since forming government in 2017, the National Government has organised to increase prices on 918 items,” reveals shadow minister and Kavieng MP, Ian Ling-Stuckey.

“These price increases will start coming through early in the new year. A government more in touch with the high cost of living facing our people would not deliberately increase prices that mainly suited their business besties.”

Ling-Stuckey said the biggest negative impact will be on family food budgets.

Potential repeated mistakes worry Opposition

The Government will hand down the Budget this week and the alternate government is worried the government will keep cutting key areas while still putting out the rhetoric that everything is fine.

Shadow Minister for Treasury and Finance and Kavieng MP, Ian Ling-Stuckey, said the 2018 budget needs to deal with the foreign exchange and job crises facing PNG.

“Frankly, we are concerned by the 2018 budget strategy which indicates the government is committing to deficits that are much larger each year than even contained in the other budgets.