2019 Budget Strategy – Counting the chickens before the eggs are hatched “There are many serious questions that the Treasurer needs to answer to restore any credibility to the governments so-called 2019 Budget Strategy. Let me focus on the two new elements to this strategy. The first is breaking with tradition and declaring the government’s […]

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QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE WEDNESDAY 29 August 2018 PNG Descends to be APEC’s Only “Fragile State” According to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. Thankyou Mr Speaker, My questions are directed to the Treasurer, on the economic status of Papua New Guinea and its standing in the international community. Mr Speaker, there are international criteria, […]

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QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE Wednesday 29 August 2018 WHY ARE PNG CITIZENS NOT PARTICIPATING MEANINGFULLY, IN AUSTRALIA’S SEASONAL WORKER PROGRAM (SWP)?  Thankyou Mr Speaker! My series of questions without notice are directed to the Minister for Labour. Mr Speaker, the PNG government is missing out on a wonderful, wonderful opportunity, to facilitate, that is, organize with […]

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“PNG is now formally classified as a “fragile state” by both the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. This was not the case in 2011 under the National Alliance. PNG has joined the very small number of states that are considered to be both above low income status but still fragile in 2017. The others […]

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