“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 […]

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“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 […]

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“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 […]

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Last night I dispatched the PNGDF landing craft to evacuate 1,700 evacuees at Ruprup island. At 1am, I was informed that Biem island volcano, as we feared, is now also becoming active. I have changed our engagement in the disaster. Biem is now our priority because there are more than 3,000 people on that island. […]

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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 […]

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