​Restriction on court users

Public access will be restricted to only five supporters at the Waigani National Court for election petition cases.

As election winds down, election petition cases are expected to be filed in the Court of Disputed Returns, challenging the outcome of the elections.

The Office of the Registrar of the Supreme and National Courts is expecting large crowds to attend and is now implementing strategies to manage the number of people accessing the court facilities. This is due to the construction underway at the Waigani court complex.

“We have limited space to accommodate the large volume of people we have experienced in the past,” the office of the registrar, Ian Augeria, said in a statement.

The carpark will be strictly monitored and persons with listed cases will be allowed access.

All persons entering the court facility will be subject to security screening.

(Security checks at the Waigani National and Supreme Court facility entrance)

Sally Pokiton