The Member for Moresby North-West, Sir Mekere Morauta, said today that huge tax concessions granted to the Papua LNG joint venture partners are a betrayal of the national interest, resource owners and national businesses.

“Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and his cronies, working in secret with the developers, have given away billions of kina that should have accrued to Consolidated Revenue over the mi...

The Member for Moresby North-West, Sir Mekere Morauta, today questioned the legitimacy of the Gas Agreement the O’Neill Government has signed with the Papua LNG partners, saying the Prime Minister and his cronies have hijacked the approval process and put State and landowner interests at risk.

“I have seen evidence from a variety of sources that suggests we are heading for a repeat of the PNG LNG m...

The Member for Moresby North-West, Sir Mekere Morauta, said today that Peter O’Neill’s statement that BHP Billiton and I created PNGSDP as a private company with four shareholders, one of whom is me, is a deliberate lie manufactured by a man desperately trying to repair his public face following the comprehensive win by PNGSDP in the Singapore Supreme Court.

“Peter O’Neill also lied to the Singapor...

The Member for Moresby North-West, Sir Mekere Morauta, says an official Australian inquiry into the granting of Government contracts relating to the Manus Detention Centre should consider the possibility of official corruption involving senior PNG politicians and bureaucrats.

The inquiry, being conducted by the Auditor-General, Mr Grant Hehir, will cover all aspects of contracts for Manus and Nauru...

The Member for Moresby North-West, Sir Mekere Morauta, today welcomed the decision of the Singapore High Court in favor of PNG Sustainable Development Program Ltd against the State of Papua New Guinea.

Sir Mekere said he was commenting as an individual, not on behalf of PNGSDP or its board.

“It is a comprehensive victory for PNGSDP and for the people of Western Province,” said Sir Mekere, who was fo...

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