Peter O'Neill

PNG judicial independence queried

The lawyers, Greg Egan and Terence Lambert, were preparing to represent PNG investigators in a major fraud case against the Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill.

But they were blocked from entering the country, apparently on instruction from Chief Migration Officer Mataio Rabura.

An executive member for the Law Council of Australia, Morry Bailes, says he is disturbed by the reports.

PM O’Neill failing landowners by delaying cancelation of SABLs: Juffa

That’s the reality in PNG, according to Oro Governor, Gary Juffa in an exclusive interview with PACNEWS recently.

Since the tabling of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the SABL in October 2013, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill promised in Parliament that the reports were to be made public, and action would be taken immediately.

Turnbull committed on climate: PM O'Neill

Peter O'Neill will soon be dealing with his fourth Australian prime minister since 2011.

He has already invited Malcolm Turnbull to visit Port Moresby and is especially buoyed by the new leader's enthusiasm for tackling climate change.

"I think he will prosecute the case better," O'Neill told AAP.

He hopes Turnbull is able to win over some of his cabinet colleagues on the issue.

PM O'Neill held talks with former prime minister Tony Abbott on the sidelines of the Pacific Islands Forum last week before he was ousted from office.

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PM: our soldiers hunting for border kidnap gang

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PNG Defence Force troops are searching around the border with Indonesia for two foreigners allegedly being held against their will.

NZ minister takes a hands-off approach to climate victims

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Woodside chief set to talk with PNG's O'Neill

The PNG based energy producer says the offer grossly undervalues it.

Woodside's chief executive, Peter Coleman, is set to hold talks with the PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill this week.

The government holds a 10 per cent stake in Oil Search and has significant sway over whether a deal could proceed, given it also owns 17 per cent in PNG's foundation LNG gas project.

Australian minister apologises for Pacific ‘lapping waves’ quip

Dutton had made the comments as he chatted to Prime Minister Tony Abbott Friday ahead of an event which appeared to be running late, quipping as a microphone hovered overhead that “time doesn’t mean anything when you’re about to be, you know, have water lapping at your door”.

Abbott had just returned from the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) meeting between regional leaders in Papua New Guinea, where combating climate change was a key issue.

“I should have realised the mike was there and didn’t,” Dutton told Sky News.

Development partners told to align support to regional priorities, PM O’Neill

Pacific Leaders engaged in meaningful roundtable discussion with the development partners Friday where they were briefed on decisions made on climate change, the 10 year fisheries roadmap, information and communication technology (ICT), cervical cancer and West Papua.

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill of Papua New Guinea told journalists after the meeting that the donors and partners were very engaging in the dialogue.

Pacific Islands Forum will showcase PNG, says Peter O’Neill

The host, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, told The Australian the Port Moresby summit “will showcase PNG’s energy and diversity, and we shall take leadership roles in some issues we are passionate about”.

These would include “climate change — and how the Pacific should position itself in that ­debate” in the run-up to the Paris World Climate Summit, “and about economic integration of the Pacific as a means of supporting the development of the region and mobilising skills”.

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Fuel crisis looming

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Staff members of PNG Puma have been told that the country is likely to run out of petrol in the coming weeks as the company winds down its supply to the country.

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