Fight against corruption high on PNG agenda

3:17 pm on 9 August 2016

When the Papua New Guinea parliament resumes this afternoon, the fight against corruption is expected to be high on the agenda.

The Post Courier reports that the Leader of Government Business James Marape will bring forward a number of anti-graft proposed laws.

Communications and Information Technology Minister Jimmy Miringtoro is also expected to introduce among others the cyber security legislation.

Members of parliament stand to the right of the speaker (R) to approve the vote of Peter O'Neill as prime minister in Port Moresby on August 3, 2012.

The chamber of Papua New Guinea's Parliament Photo: AFP/Ness Kerton

While Treasury Minister Patrick Pruaitch has also indicated a need to introduce a supplementary budget given the economic down-turn that has affected revenue flow into government coffers.

After defeating a no-confidence motion in a Supreme Court-ordered recall of Parliament last month, Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has stated that Government would use the coming weeks to complete a number of legislation that will be presented in the sitting of Parliament which begins today.

Mr O'Neill said they will present bills on the establishment of the Independent Commission against Corruption and cyber security legislation among other new business.

He said there are also a number of landowner equity issues that must be resolved.

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