Fight against cor­rup­tion high on PNG agenda

Af­ter de­feat­ing a no-con­fi­dence mo­tion in a Supreme Court-or­dered re­call of Par­lia­ment last month, Prime Min­is­ter Peter O’Neill has stated that Govern­ment would use the com­ing weeks to com­plete a num­ber of leg­is­la­tion that will be pre­sented in the sit­ting

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When the Pa­pua New Guinea par­lia­ment re­sumes this af­ter­noon, the fight against cor­rup­tion is ex­pected to be high on the agenda. The Post Courier re­ports that the Leader of Govern­ment Busi­ness James Marape will bring for­ward a num­ber of anti-graft pro­posed laws. Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Min­is­ter Jimmy Mir­ing­toro is also ex­pected to in­tro­duce among oth­ers the cy­ber se­cu­rity leg­is­la­tion. While Treasury Min­is­ter Pa­trick Pru­aitch has also in­di­cated a need to in­tro­duce a sup­ple­men­tary bud­get given the eco­nomic down-turn that has af­fected rev­enue flow into govern­ment cof­fers.

Af­ter de­feat­ing a no-con­fi­dence mo­tion in a Supreme Court-or­dered re­call of Par­lia­ment last month, Prime Min­is­ter Peter O’Neill has stated that Govern­ment would use the com­ing weeks to com­plete a num­ber of leg­is­la­tion that will be pre­sented in the sit­ting of Par­lia­ment which be­gan yes­ter­day.

Mr O’Neill said they will present bills on the es­tab­lish­ment of the In­de­pen­dent Com­mis­sion against Cor­rup­tion and cy­ber se­cu­rity leg­is­la­tion among other new busi­ness. He said there are also a num­ber of landowner eq­uity is­sues that must be re­solved.

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