“The Treasurer has returned from his expensive overseas junket promoting his risky, short-term, soft option for dealing with the Governments foreign exchange crisis and debt crisis. The Treasurer is not admitting that a sovereign bond is now the wrong path for fixing the foreign exchange crisis crippling economic growth. The Alternative Government has better and […]
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 […]
“On the occasion of our 43rd anniversary of Independence from Australia on 16 September 1975, it is timely to reflect on how our great country has been going over the last twelve months. On balance there is a pretty mixed report card, with some good achievements and some clear problems” said the Hon. Ian Ling-Stuckey, […]
“PNG’s Treasurer is now travelling around the world on a first class ticket with well-paid financiers trying to sell PNG’s Sovereign Bond to international financial markets. There are far cheaper and more objective means to test the market for PNG sovereign bond appetite instead of the Treasurer proving he has fallen in love with travelling […]
QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE TUESDAY 4 September 2018 PNG’s 2019 Budget Strategy Thankyou Mr Speaker, My questions are directed to the Treasurer, on the 2019 Budget Strategy he released to this Parliament last Friday. Mr Speaker, I thank the Treasurer for releasing this document. As he indicated in his speech, this is an important paper in […]
QWN – PNG Descends to be APEC’s Only “Fragile State” According to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank.
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, […]
QWN – WHY ARE PNG CITIZENS NOT PARTICIPATING MEANINGFULLY, IN AUSTRALIA’S SEASONAL WORKER PROGRAM (SWP)?
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 […]
“One of the great mis-truths of the PNC government is the claim that they have introduced a new free health care policy. We know that is not true. A recent World Bank report confirms it is not true. “Indeed, the report states in terms of the so-called new policy that ‘The free health policy came […]
PNG’s Fall to a Fragile State under the PNC government – World Bank and Asian Development Bank – APEC’s only new fragile state
“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 […]
PNG needs fairer policy and funding for water transport infrastructure “PNG is not doing enough to support its key water transport infrastructure. It received only K13m in 2017, only 2 per cent of all transport sector spending while road transport received 81 per cent and air transport 17 per cent of transport funding.” This was […]