Category: Economy

“PNG needs a Consumer Council to help protect PNG families from unfair price increases and poor quality products. In the fierce competition of Waigani politics, there are many groups and individuals that will speak out in the interests of resource companies or the local manufacturing industry or formal sector employees. However, there is no group […]

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“The O’Neill/Abel PNC government is hurting most PNG families with massive tariff tax increases. In its 2019 Budget, through 37 pages of detailed information, the government has snuck in or confirmed tax tariff increases on 664 items. This is on top of the 254 tariff increases introduced last year! This includes new taxes on canned […]

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“PNG Treasury and Finance officers are going to be asked to make unconstitutional debt repayments from 1 January. This is the consequence of the O’Neill/Abel government’s failure to include over K11 billion (yes – billion, not million) in necessary debt repayments in 2019. I have highlighted this extraordinary failure in my 2019 Budget response and […]

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“Treasurer Abel needs to ensure that the government actually pays all its bills as we come to the end of the 2018 financial year. This means fully paying schools and health centres their promised budgeted funds. It means paying infrastructure contractors for work properly done under legitimate contracts. It means paying the full level of […]

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