Micheal Waipo

Nepo appeal date fixed

Nepo’s appeal is against the decision of the National Court on May 5, which quashed his appointment as acting Commissioner and reinstating Michael Waipo as Correctional Service Commissioner.

Justices George Manuhu, Allan David and Hitelai Polume-Kiele will hear the appeal on August 19.

Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia in issuing directions regarding the matter ordered parties to fix the appeal book before the fixed hearing date.

They were also ordered to file arguments before August 19.

Court reinstates Michael Waipo as CS Commissioner

Justice Collin Makail in a ruling this afternoon upheld the Judicial Review filed by Waipo reinstating him to the position he held before Feb 9 this year.

He ordered that the revocation of Waipo’s appointment on Feb 9 as Commissioner and the appointment of acting Commissioner Bernard Nepo “is of no legal effect” and quashed the NEC decision No.15/2016. 

He found that reinstatement would be the appropriate remedy for the judicial review proceeding because Waipo still has two and a half years to serve till his term expired in Sept 2018.

PNG Loop’s 5@5

One Kokoda attack accused a juvenile

One of the two accused who were arrested and charged for the Kokoda Track attack of two tourists on Jan 11 will have his case handled by the Juvenile court in Port Moresby.


Continuous rain wrecks Bena Bridge in EHP