Female lawyer boosts commission’s expertise

Lucy Mathew, 31, was formally welcomed back to office by CLRC management and staff on Friday, 15 May, after undertaking an intensive two year Master’s in Law and Development program at Melbourne University as part of the Australian government Scholarship Awards program which was supported by the Government of PNG.

CLRC Secretary, Dr. Mange Matui, congratulated her, saying he was looking forwarding to working with her as she has a lot to offer to CLRC and the country as far as the core business of reforming laws was concerned.

24yo soars above life’s hurdles

In the presence of her proud and tearful mother, she was admitted to the bar at the Waigani National Court on Friday, 13th December.

From East Sepik Province, she is the youngest of five children born to Yurus and Margaret.

The newly-admitted lawyer reminisced back to happier times in her primary school days, despite facing financial difficulties.

“I’m the last born in the family and sometimes, when I needed things to do my school work, I don’t actually get them because of not enough money,” she shared.


Lawyers not interested: Legislative Council

Two advertisements that had recently gone out did not receive a single interest from any lawyer.  

Second Legislative Council Marleen Toliman Akop says this is quite unfortunate as the office currently needs more manpower.

The Office of the Legislative Council’s role is to prepare all Government legislations, both primary (Acts) and secondary (Regulations) initial and amending for presentation to parliament.

Refugees to seek order to prevent closure

Lawyer for the transferees Ben Lomai said the state was served section 5 notice today (Monday).

“We have served Section 5 Notice on the State this afternoon. The applications will be filed tomorrow (Tuesday) morning,” he said.

Kurdish-Iran journalist Behrouz Boochani tweeted on social media that he was one of those in Lorengau who filed affidavits today supporting the Supreme Court application, which will be filed on Tuesday seeking injunctive orders.

“We hope our lawyers prevent the government (sic) taking refugees out by force & cutting water,” he tweeted.

​Dion’s lawyer threatens to sue

“I have not seen a report, I have been representing Sir Leo since 2006,” Robert Asa told Loop PNG.

He said a defamatory lawsuit will be filed against the person who posted the allegation on Facebook, and warned media houses to be careful when reporting.

“The allegations against Sir Leo are false and defamatory, and have popped up before the 2007, 2012 and now 2017 elections,” Asa said.

“The allegations are false and have no truth in them, allegations are defamatory, and we will sue for defamation.”