Nobetau granted leave to file judicial review

Former Chief Secretary to the Autonomous Bougainville Government, Joseph Nobetau, has been granted leave by the National Court to file a judicial review in relation to his termination.

The National Court today noted there are serious issues to be tried and that will need to be tested when the full Judicial Review application is made.

Nobetau believes his termination should be fully tested in court, not for himself, but for all Bougainvilleans.

Retired Col. Thomas Raivet remains acting Chief Secretary, while Nobetau has indicated that an application to stay the effect of his termination will also be pursued in court.

Sally Pokiton