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Opposition calls for urgent Parliament session

They are urging the Government to put more emphasis on the relief work on emergency services that the people need right now in the affected provinces.

In a press conference today in Port Moresby, the Opposition strong man and former Prime minister, and Moresby Northwest MP Sir Mekere Morauta, said it is pointless for the government to predetermine how much it will spent during this disaster.

He said the Government must gathered all its information on the disaster before coming up with a relief assistance.

May 2018 deliver better for PNG

The Shadow Minister for Treasury and Finance, Ian Ling-Stuckey outlined that unfortunately, the reality is that most families are facing major increases in the cost of living in 2018.

The price of essential goods and services will be rising significantly, jobs especially outside the resources sector will continue to fall and service standards will decline.

“The 2018 budget includes major tariff increases for hundreds of every-day products. PNG families and businesses will feel the pain of these price increases in the face of declining incomes,” said the Shadow Treasurer.

Do not politicise APEC, O’Neill tells Opposition

Prime Minister O’Neill made the comments after Opposition member, Northern Governor Gary Juffa, stated that the K600 million can be used to fund crucial government services.

“The budget for APEC in 2017 will be significantly less than the false K600 million that the Opposition has taken out of thin air,” PM O’Neill said in a statement.

“Figures are being worked through now by our budget teams and will be further revised for the 2018 budget.

“Half of the expenditure on APEC next year will be an investment in the military and security of our nation.

Opposition confident of overthrowing Government

Opposition members today in a conference confidently told reporters that they will be filing another motion of the vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.

Leader of the Opposition Don Polye said they will never go to sleep until O’Neill is removed.

“We will not rest until this corrupt government is gone,” said Polye.

The Government’s actions were being monitored and were now on the ‘roof top’. Polye said the Opposition has been increasing in numbers and will increase further as MPs will be moving to their side to fight this “monster”.

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Signatures on no-confidence motion to be checked

The signatures on the motion for the vote of no-confidence (VONC) against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill will have its authenticity confirmed.


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Vote of no-confidence is legal – Polye

He said advice received from two constitutional lawyers have shown that the Opposition had followed the requirements of the Constitution and Standing Orders of Parliament when filing the VONC last week.

Polye said he has received assurance from the Deputy Speaker Aide Ganasi last week that the Private Business Committee will sit this Wednesday to go through the VONC motion.

The Oposition Leader further added that the VONC is of national importance because of the current economy of the country and also many outstanding allegations against the Prime Minister.    

Govt mismanagement affect students

Opposition Leader Don Polye said the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and his government’s move to cut the quota for tertiary student sponsorships and intakes speaks volumes of the country’s

economic situation.

“The government has increased the Grade Point Average (GPA) for students because they could not be able to afford the scholarships under AES and HECAS due to the economic problems,” said Polye.

He has likened this as a “work of another Robert Mugabe or Julius Caesar in PNG.”

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Basil sees 2016 as year to tackle Govt

Deputy Opposition Leader Sam Basil says he is set to keep the government on its toes for all its actions and inactions, starting next year.


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​Opposition queries delay on whistle blower law

Mr Polye made this comment on learning that a driver employed by NAQIA was bashed by security officers in Port Moresby for allegedly “blowing the whistle’’ on corruption within the agency, involving its managing director Joel


“When I participated to mark the International Anti-Corruption day on December 9 this year, it was appalling to note that PNG is among the most corrupt nation in the world,” he said.

Opposition to seek orders against government on VONC

Leader Don Polye announced today the government adjourned parliament when there was a notice for a motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister with the speaker and the parliamentary privileges committee to deliberate on.

He said it is the view of the opposition that the Constitutional provision for the motion of no confidence in the prime minister was sabotaged by the prime minister and his government.

Polye said the government, through the permanent parliamentary committee on private business, illegally stopped the process.