27 Apr 2017

Manus MP still standing despite Dutton broadside

From , 3:03 pm on 27 April 2017

Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court has reinstated politician Ronny Knight as a member of parliament.

The Manus MP was dismissed last week for misconduct in office over the purchase of a boat for his electorate.

But PNG's Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia yesterday stayed the dismissal, saying there were serious concerns about how he had been cited by PNG's Leadership Tribunal.

Mr Knight, who has been at odds with Australia's Immigration Minister Peter Dutton over problems around the Manus asylum seeker processing centre, says he has faith in his country's justice system.

Manus MP Ronnie Knight

Manus MP Ronnie Knight Photo: EMTV