22 Aug 2012

Controversial new PNG laws on way out

6:48 pm on 22 August 2012

Papua New Guinea's new Attorney General says the controversial law passed by parliament earlier this year giving government power to suspend judges will be repealed.

Kerenga Kua says one of his priorities is to fully reconcile the differences that arose between the three arms of government during the recent political impasse.

That includes immediately repealing legislation that MPs passed during the impasse without thorough debate.

"An agreement has been reached in Alotau already under the Alotau Accord, which was between all the coalition partners to the current coalition government, and that is to repeal those legislations and I've already given drafting instructions to the Secretary of Justice and his team to draft legislation to repeal for example the Judicial Conduct Act."

Kerenga Kua says he is also aiming to immediately repeal recent amendments to the Supreme Court Act, and the Prime Minister and National Executive Council Act.