Economy, Ian Ling-Stuckey, PNG Budget 2018, Uncategorized

Alternative Government Increasingly Concerned by Budget Numbers

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our Newsletter Here . Thanks for supporting us!“The Alternative Government is increasingly concerned about the accuracy of numbers used in the budget. In his rushed and unscheduled budget speech to the Parliament on Tuesday 13 February 2018, it appears as if the Treasurer has told …

Economy, Ian Ling-Stuckey, PNG Budget 2018, Uncategorized

Alternative Government Welcomes Preliminary 2017 FBO with Some Questions – Rushed the Gun and Not Honest Enough

“The Alternative Government welcomes the increased budget transparency efforts from the Treasury, Charles Abel. This includes the unexpected preliminary release of what actually happened in 2017 as well as paid advertisements for community input to the 2019 Budget Strategy. In Parliament on 13 February 2018, the Treasurer gave a speech on the 2017 Final Budget …

Ian Ling-Stuckey

Alternative Government Supports Better Budget Transparency

“The Alternative Government welcomes the recently released international survey on budget transparency and Treasurer Abel’s commitment to budget open-ness and accountability. This is an excellent initiative led by the Institute of National Affairs in PNG. It is unfortunate that PNG’s score dropped from 55 out of 100 in 2015 down to 50 out of 100 …

Ian Ling-Stuckey

Alternative Government has Better Policies for PNG Businesses

“The Alternative Government welcomes Prime Minister’s increasing engagement with PNG businesses and a renewed understanding that PNG must embrace the opportunities of the Indo-Pacific region. The Alternative Government also agrees that the key issues facing PNG businesses include on-going foreign exchange shortages, a lack of support for PNG’s small and medium-sized enterprises, a slowdown in …

Allan Bird

ESP Governor Allan Bird Starts Subsidy Program For East Sepik Students

Action Governor Allan Bird and ESP MP’s Step In For Provincial Students Tertiary Fees Subsidy. ESP Governor Allan Bird has confirmed that his Provincial Government is working on a school fee subsidy program to help its tertiary students in 2018. The Governor said he is highly aware of the hardship the students and their parents …

APEC 2018, Ian Ling-Stuckey

Young Papua New Guineans Like Tech Entrepreneur Roberta Morlin, Must be Heard at APEC 2018, Says Ling-Stuckey

The future of PNG’s economy resurgence lies in the hands of our young and very young people like Tech Entrepreneur Roberta Morlin, and its important there voices are heard loud and clear at 2018 summit, says Shadow Minister for Treasury and Finance, Ian Ling-Stuckey. “We must ensure youth, businesses and women have a special chance to …

Economy, Ian Ling-Stuckey

PNG Families Hit Hard by Nine Hundred Tarrif Increases in 2018 thanks a Poor Government

PNG Families Hit Hard by Nine Hundred Tarrif Increases in 2018 thanks a Poor Government. # The biggest negative impact will be on family food budgets. There have been a massive set of price increases facing families – 518 areas where family food budgets will face increases. PNG Families to suffer from government’s tariff increases …