PNG budget released today

4:36 pm on 1 November 2016

Papua New Guinea's government will announce its budget for 2017 today, minus a legal requirement designed to provide transparency.

By law, the government was supposed to have published a budget strategy paper three months before the budget, but the government has not submitted this.

The director of the Institute of National Affairs, Paul Barker, told the Post Courier that the paper enables critical input and oversight of the budget by the public.

The office of the Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said it is the government's priority to release the documents.

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