Election nomination fee increase

OC bids to stay nomination fee increase

Lawyer representing Prime Minister Peter O’Neill was allowed to join as a party or intervener in the reference on Thursday when the matter came before a three-man Supreme Court bench.

The application was listed to be moved in court however it was adjourned to next week because the Prime Minister’s lawyer was yet to see the Hansard or the official recording of Parliament session on January 26.

Amend constitution before raising election fees: Kwa

He said whatever decision is made by Cabinet is not automatically becomes a law.

Dr Kwa said this today during his presentation at the ‘Certified Practicing Accountants’ annual workshop in Port Moresby.

The Government recently announced in Parliament the nomination fee increases for the National and Local Level Government Elections in PNG.

Intending candidates for the National Elections are to pay a K10, 000 nomination fee, an increase from K1000, while the candidates contesting the LLG Elections to pay K2, 000, which is an increase from K500.