The O’Neill Government has gone backwards with gender leadership by reducing the number of women in the most senior leadership positions within the public service. Gender inclusion in CACC leadership has fallen. It is time for the incoming government to be bold for change.
The conditions necessary to satisfy an upgrade in the credit rating given by Moody’s have not been satisfied by the O’Neill Government despite the political rhetoric by the government. The twin challenges of budget difficulties and international reserve pressures are going to need some steel by the new Parliament to take the tough decisions to repair our budget and strengthen the external position of our economy.
The O’Neill Government has approved the transfer of wealth of K2.7 billion from the rest of PNG to PNG LNG landowners and project impacted provincial governments. This on top of the K1.8 billion already met by taxpayers of PNG through budget grants and billions more through funding of royalties and project levies.
I strongly condemn the murder of this man and woman in Madang over sorcery-related accusations and retaliatory killings and call upon the Police to swiftly bring those responsible to justice. I also call upon the Prime Minister of PNG and the Government to: Review its 2017 Budget and put more money into health care…