Peter O’Neill

​Date set for PM’s warrant appeal hearing

The matter was set down for the end of October by the Supreme Court today.

The two separate appeals were joined after parties in the case agreed that they had similar grounds, as both emanate from the same National Court decision which dismissed the review case, challenging the legality of the arrest warrant that was taken out against the Prime Minister in June 2014.

Justice Stephen Kassman last month issued an order putting the case on the fast track list.

Government committed to reforming healthcare services

Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill in declaring the 53rd Medical Symposium open this morning in Port Moresby, said for the symposium to continue in order to advance the delivery of healthcare in our country.

O’Neill said improving access to universal healthcare is a top priority of the Government and that the government is committed to reforming healthcare services in the country.

CBC Supports 22 reserved seats

“There are 111 parliamentarians but shockingly all of them are men! There are no women. Our House of Parliament is a ‘Hausman’ (house of men)!” said Fr Victor Roche.

He is calling on all members of parliament including the opposition to vote for the proposal.

There are only 6 nations in the world where there are no women representatives in the parliament. PNG is one of them.

Roche questioned why women were undermined even though 48.9% of PNG’s population are female.

Appeals surrounding PM’s warrant joined

The two seperate appeals were joined after parties in the case agreed, that they had similar grounds, as both appeals arise from the same National Court decision, which dismissed the review case, challenging the legality of the arrest warrant that was taken out against the Prime Minister in June 2014.

PM’s lawyers to ask court to dismiss Sunday polling reference

This reference was filed on July 10 by Runner-up in the Ialibu-Pangia seat, Stanley Liria, questioning the legality of polling that was conducted on Sunday in the electorate.

The reference returned for directions hearing today before Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia. This case is now posted on the fast track list of Supreme Court cases.

Mal Varitimos who is assisted by Tiffany Twivey-Nongor for the Prime Minister, indicated they will be filing an application that will ask the court to dismiss the case.

O’Neill calls for intelligent public debate

PM O’Neill made the comment as the agenda is being prepared for the next Parliamentary sitting, and the Government prepares to deliver APEC Papua New Guinea 2018.

“The Tenth Parliament is a fresh start, an opportunity to deliver legislation that will further advance our Nation,” he said.

“If they ever want to be taken seriously, the Opposition will need to debate issues properly.

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Baki to invite PM in for questioning

The police commissioner is set on inviting Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in for questioning.

http://www.looppng.com/png-news/baki-invite-pm-questioning-64614

 

Baki urged to enforce warrant

Vanimo-Green MP Belden Namah has called on Police Commissioner, Gari Baki, to enforce the warrant of arrest on Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.

O’Neill congratulates all members-elect

In a statement this afternoon, O’Neill thanked the business community and people around the Nation for their patience during the election, and said he anticipates a post-election increase in economic activity after Parliament resumes.

“I congratulate all Members-elect on their declarations,” the he said.

“Regardless of whether you join us in Government, or sit on the opposition benches, you have already made a great achievement.  Your provinces and districts have elected you to represent them in the Tenth Parliament of Papua New Guinea.

Members must deliver to ensure real change for their people

Returning to Port Moresby from his district on Sunday, the incumbent Prime Minister and newly elected member for Ialibu-Pangia said the voices of the nation have been loud and clear in this election, particularly in his district.

In the space of four elections, support for Peter O’Neill in Ialibu-Pangia has grown from 18,000 votes in 2002, to 25,000 votes in 2007, 44,000 votes in 2012 to now almost 49,000 votes in 2017, which is 78 per cent of the nearly 63,000 votes cast.

VIDEO: O'Neill returns with 78 per cent of all ballots cast

This is Mr O'Neill's fourth term to be elected as the MP for Ialibu Pangia.

After count 115 O'Neill collected 48714 votes to be declared.

Officially declaring him is Ialibu Pangia Returning Officer Michael Ariando in the presence of counting officials, scrutineers and supporters.

O'Neill has gone past the 50% +1 absolute majority with a surplus of more than 17,000 votes.

 

Freddy more with this report 

 

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