Category: Economy

Labour mobility, the Australian government’s seasonal worker program (SWP), where Pacific Island countries including Papua New Guinea, are invited to work in the Australian horticultural sector (such as fruit picking) has been included in the Kavieng district 5 year development plan (KD5YDP). The announcement was made at the launching and handover-takeover of a 3.5 tonne […]

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“The Government failed to meet yet another promise in its 100 Day Plan when audited accounts for SOEs and Statutory Authorities for the 2017 financial year were not tabled in Parliament by June. This was Point 19 of the plan – and becomes yet another broken promise. The Alternative Government would fulfil this promise as […]

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“A respected business friend of mine was excellent at keeping people’s feet on the ground. If businesses started becoming wildly optimistic about increased sales or lower costs, he’d look at them and say “Mate, you’re hallucinating”. Tough advice, but good advice from a real friend. Unfortunately, in reviewing recent statements from the Treasurer,  I am […]

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“The international credit ratings agency Moody’s is concerned about economic mismanagement in PNG and has put its credit rating on “negative watch”. This is only the fourth time in the last two decades that PNG has been put on this negative watch, meaning there is an increased chance of a credit ratings downgrade. PNG’s credit […]

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“The big picture outcome numbers for the 2017 Budget look too good to be true – and they are. The Final Budget Outcome (FBO) released by the PNG Treasury on 14 March- the 83 page detailed document after a premature speech by the Treasurer last month – raises massive questions about credibility and trust. There […]

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