Treasury Department

Labour Mobility Unit’s role questioned

An irate Sir Peter Ipatas revealed that 130 seasonal workers from Enga have been reported stranded in Australia following discrepancies with the hiring agency and the expiry of their temporary work visas.

Ipatas said the plight of these workers came to his attention in March this year. He then sought help at LMU as these workers were sent to Australia through the government’s seasonal labour work arrangements.

Modernising PNG’s Central Bank

In a statement, Treasurer Ling-Stuckey said following NEC’s decision on a new Acting Governor, the former Head of Financial Analysis and Supervisory Unit and former Deputy Governor, Benny Popoitai, who will be sworn in as Acting Governor.  

Ling-Stuckey said that this was the start of the reform process to modernize BPNG in improving its governance, accountability and independence.  

K7 Million For Nurses

The payment is per the Memorandum of Agreement for 2021-2023 and the funding comes as a result of a sit-in protest staged by members of the PNG Nurses Association that lasted nine working days. The payment will be implemented by pay 26 this year.