Prime Minister Peter O’Neill

PM files application to have Supreme Court revisit decision

A slip rule application is when a party seeks the court to revisit its decision after leave is granted to correct any accidental slip or omission in judgements.

The application will come to court on April 18 where the Prime Minister, through his lawyers, will seek leave of the court to apply for the slip rule. If leave is granted, the application will be heard by the Court.

It will be seeking a stay of the decision delivered by the Supreme Court on Tuesday (April 5) until the determination of the application.

Sir Manasupe Haus an iconic building

Left to deteriorated by past governments, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill took a bold stand and called for its refurbishment.

During the official handover-takeover ceremony this afternoon in Port Moresby by Oil Search to the government, Oil Search Executive General Manager Gerea Aopi said the opening of the Sir Manasupe Haus signifies the importance of public private partners-the government working with the private sector to develop the country.

The former Marea Haus has been lying idle for many years and was an eye sore for this part of Port Moresby.

Tongan athletes to perform at HPTC

The Games will be hosted in Tonga’s capital Nuku'alofa.     

The Prime Minister of Tonga, Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva met the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in a bilateral meeting between the two countries on Monday January 18, 2015.

A statement issued by Tonga prime minister’s office says: “The main purpose of the (Tonga’s) Prime Minister’s visit to PNG is to further strengthen the economic and social cooperation between the two countries in the sports arena.

Conventions centre ready for events

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has undertaken a further inspection of the new Centre in Waigani today and said the building is an outstanding venue that will have substantial use in the coming years.

The project has been delivered as a friendship venture between the Governments of China and Papua New Guinea and is expected to be formally opened in the coming months.

 “We will host the APEC Transportation Working Group and the APEC Business Advisory Group meeting here in April.

K26 billion deficit calls for 2016 budget review – Polye

Polye made a similar call early last year to Mr O’Neill but was implemented late and that the country that failed to cushion the external, economic shocks, resulting in cuts in public expenditures.

Polye also called on the government not to make the same mistake again!

“In 2015 the Prime Minister and his government left the 2015 Supplementary Budget to the end of the year.

“The government lied to the people in 2015 that PNG LNG gas sales was based on a ‘Forward fixed contract price’ and would not be affected by the drop in the oil price,” he recalls.

Polye brands removal of Aussies as detrimental

“There is more to the orders to remove the advisers than meets the eye,’’ says Opposition Leader Don Polye.

“We understand the Prime Minister has a hidden motive for the removal of 33 advisers seconded to the public service,” he said.

He has taken a swipe at Mr O’Neill, describing it as a diplomatic blow to Australia and its adverse impacts which may affect the country.

“The advisers not only add values to the local public service with their expertise and experience but also help strengthen its capacity.

Canberra’s new man in PNG meets PM

PM O’Neill welcomed the new High Commissioner on behalf of the Government.

“We look forward to working with the new High Commissioner from Australia and building on our bilateral relationship,” the Prime Minister said following the meeting.

“High Commissioner Davis is no stranger to Papua New Guinea and his past experience will be most beneficial in his new role.

“I am also very pleased to hear that High Commissioner Davis will be undertaking a great deal of travel around Papua New Guinea and engaging with our people.”

O’Neill to attend climate change talks in Paris

He is expected to deliver a statement on behalf of the Pacific Islands countries about the impacts of Climate Change.

At the recent APEC meeting in Manila, the Philippines, O’Neill spoke on the dangers to tiny island nations as a result of sea level rise and other effects of climate change.

His press secretary Christopher Hawkins told LOOP News that US President Barrack Obama was captivated with the statement by O’Neill.

This resulted in a heart to heart discussion between the president and the PM.

O’Neill backs Micro and Small and Medium Enterprises in Asia-Pacific

  O'Neill made this call following the first session of the APEC Leaders’ meeting that was focusing on the topic of Inclusive Growth through Integrated Economies.

“For Papua New Guinea, the dramatic growth we are experiencing must be carefully managed so that we can effectively continue to integrate with the region,”  he said at the end of the session.

 “As a developing country, we must ensure that our growth is inclusive of our people, and inclusive of the people of Pacific Islands nations.

PM departs for APEC in the Philippines this week

 He said with the nation preparing to host APEC Leaders in November 2018, the Manila meeting is important for advancing the policy agenda that will be chaired by PNG in three years time.

“The main purpose of APEC Leaders' Meeting each year is to review the work of Ministers and Officials that has taken place throughout the year, and to endorse APEC work program for the following year,” PM O’Neill said prior to his departure.