World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


PNG Parliament considers redefining leaders roles

PNG Parliament considers redefining the responsibilities and duties of leaders

Papua New Guinea’s parliament has past the first bill to amend the Organic Law on the Duties and Responsibilities of Leadership.

The Post Courier reports the move is to ensure investigations are restricted to within the rules of evidence.

Parliament passed the first reading of a Private Member’s Bill to let the tribunal make inquiries within legal formalities and in compliance with the Evidence Act.

The sponsor of the Bill, Jimi MP Francis Kunai told Parliament the proposed amendment did not imply that leaders were above the law but would ensure tribunals only accept credible evidence.

The bill caps off weeks of scrutiny that the state-owned corruption watchdog has been subjected to in Parliament amid the recent announcement of a Parliamentary select committee to review the operation of the Ombudsman Commission.

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>


Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>


Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>


  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC