Last session

Parliament resumes tomorrow

The main discussion for the session will be on the 2018 National Budget and other bills like the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) bill. 

The 2018 National Budget will be the main agenda of discussion as the country is currently facing economic crisis due to low commodity prices in the world market.

Many critics have described the country’s economy as aligned by PNG’s public debt levels, which have been exploding. 

Critics described the actual size of the increase as three-fold - from K8.4 billion in 2012 to at least K23.9 billion in 2017.

Parliament to resume on March 28

Leader of Government Business James Marape made the announcement on Tuesday in Parliament after the swearing-in of the country’s 10th Governor General Bob Dadae.

The new Governor General took his oath and declaration before Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia.

The official swearing-in ceremony was the only business of the day during parliament sitting.  

Marape also announced that Teleformin MP Solan Mirisim is appointed as the Citizenship Committee chairman, and Angoram MP Salio Waipo is now the deputy chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.