Slip Rule

Slip Rule Application dismissed

The respondent failed to establish or show that there was a glaring error or mistake to warrant a revisit by the Supreme Court.

The Workers Union welcomed the decision and is in the process of having a roundtable negotiation with the telco company.

President of the PNG Communication Workers Union, Nug Mamtirin said that the defendants must immediately meet with their lawyers to resolve the matter; "we are now going back to bring the matter before the National Court to determine the final decision to give notice to Telikom to settle the matter.”

Court to hear Polye’s applications tomorrow

Polye’s application seeks leave of the Supreme Court to hear a Slip Rule, for the full court to revisit its decision from Sept 6 on grounds it made an error.

For the Slip Rule application to be heard, leave has to be granted first by at least a member of the Supreme Court bench that issued the order before it can be heard.

He also seeks to stay the recount of Ballot boxes which was an order issued by the court on Sept 6 by Justices Allan David, Jacinta Murray and Frazer Pitpit.

Court refuses to hear slip rule application

The Slip Rule application was filed on grounds that the three-man Supreme Court bench erred in their decision to dismiss Finance Minister James Marape’s appeal and that the reasons for dismissal were not based on submissions before it.

It was also filed on the ground the rights of natural justice was not offered to the appellant (Marape) and the first respondent (O’Neill).

Justices Derek Hartshorn, Collin Makail and Don Sawong said they were satisfied they gave the opportunity to Marape and the Prime Minister to present their case.