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Special Parliament sitting to honour Grand Chief

As the body of the late Grand Chief Sir Michael Thomas Somare lay in state, the three arms of government will assemble to pay their last parliamentary respects to the founding father of Papua New Guinea.

While announcing the State funeral and Haus Krai arrangement for Grand Chief Sir Michael Thomas Somare, the Prime Minister says the body will lay in state at the Parliament House on Thursday 11th of March.

LIVE: Parliament Sitting | Wednesday, 16th December 2020

LIVE: Parliament Sitting | Monday, 14th December 2020

Parliament to reconvene on 14 Dec

The decision was handed down after the court found that the Speaker’s recalling of Parliament to reconvene on 17th November 2020, was unconstitutional.

The Supreme Court has ordered that Parliament sit on Monday 14th of December at 10am. The sitting will also allow Parliament to deliberate on the 2021 National Budget which was declared invalid and ineffective.

The five man bench unanimously reached the following decisions this morning, that;

Court to proceed with hearing submissions

Ialibu Pangia MP and former Prime Minister Peter O’Neill is seeking the court's clarification, after Speaker of Parliament deemed the adjournment of Parliament to the 1st of December, illegal.

Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika yesterday asked both parties to assist the courts in solving this urgent constitutional matter by consulting their clients and negotiate with each other on an agreed date for Parliament to resume.

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