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The Cabinet of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
functions as the policy and decision-making body of the executive branch within the government system of Papua New Guinea. The Prime Minister and Ministers serve as members of the Cabinet.

Contents

1 Current Cabinet 2 First O'Neill Cabinet 3 Past Cabinets

3.1 Somare Cabinet 2007-2011

4 References

Current Cabinet[edit] The current Cabinet was appointed on 9 August 2017, following the re-election of Peter O'Neill's government at the 2017 election.[1]

Portfolio Minister Minister's party

Prime Minister Minister for Sports Minister for APEC

Peter O'Neill People's National Congress

Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Treasury

Charles Abel People's National Congress

Minister for Inter-Governmental Relations

Kevin Isifu People's Progress Party

Minister for Finance

James Marape People's National Congress

Minister for Planning and Monitoring

Richard Maru People's National Congress

Minister for Public Service

Elias Kapavore People's National Congress

Minister for Petroleum and Energy

Fabian Pok United Resources Party

Minister for Lands and Physical Planning

Justin Tkatchenko People's National Congress

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

Rimbink Pato United Party

Minister for Housing and Urbanisation

John Kaupa People's National Congress

Minister for Police

Jelta Wong United Resources Party

Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology

Pila Ninigi People's National Congress

Minister for Bougainville Affairs

Fr Simon Dumarinu Social Democratic Party

Minister for Civil Aviation

Alfred Manasseh People's National Congress

Minister for Defence

Solan Mirisim People's National Congress

Minister for Works and Implementation

Michael Nali Independent

Minister for Public Enterprise and State Investment

William Duma United Resources Party

Minister for Commerce and Industry

Wera Mori People's National Congress

Minister for Environment, Conservation and Climate CHange

John Pundari People's National Congress

Minister for Agriculture and Livestock

Benny Allan People's National Congress

Minister for Transport

Westly Nukundi People's National Congress

Minister for Labour and Industrial Relations

Mehrra Kipefa United Resources Party

Minister for Communication and Information Technology

Francis Maneke Our Development Party

Minister for Religion, Youth and Community Development

Soroi Eoe People's National Congress[2]

Minister for Health and HIV/AIDS

Sir Puka Temu People's National Congress

Minister for Education

Nick Kuman People's National Congress

Minister for Fisheries

Patrick Basa Christian Democratic Party

Minister for Correctional Services

Roy Biyama People's National Congress

Minister for Culture and Tourism

Emil Tamur People's Progress Party

Minister for Immigration and Border Security

Petrus Thomas Independent

Minister for Justice Attorney-General

Davis Steven People's National Congress

Minister for Forestry

Douglas Tomuriesa People's National Congress

Minister for Mining

Johnson Tuke People's Progress Party

First O'Neill Cabinet[edit] With Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare
Michael Somare
having been hospitalised for a serious heart condition, leadership of the nation was vested in Deputy Prime Minister Sam Abal in April 2011. In August, following a Cabinet reshuffle which had led three ministers to join the Opposition, the latter brought a successful motion of no confidence in Abal's government. Parliament chose Peter O'Neill
Peter O'Neill
to serve as Prime Minister.[3] On 27 February 2012, O'Neill removed the Finance portfolio from Don Polye, taking it on himself. He cited "the continuing lack of ability by the department and ministry of finance to contain expenditure overruns outside of the budget appropriations". Polye retained the Treasury portfolio, and gained that of Border Development. O'Neill hinted that the Finance ministry would eventually be returned to him, and also hinted at an imminent major Cabinet reshuffle.[4] On 9 August 2012, following a general election, O'Neill announced the following cabinet for the 2012-2017 term:[5]

Portfolio Minister Minister's province Minister's party Parliamentary secretary Opposition shadow minister

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill Southern Highlands Province People's National Congress Party

Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Inter-Government Relations

Leo Dion East New Britain
East New Britain
Province Triumph Heritage Empowerment Party

Minister for Agriculture & Livestock Tommy Tomscoll Madang Province People’s Democratic Movement Party

Minister for Bougainville Affairs Steven Kamma Autonomous Region of Bougainville United Resources Party

Minister for Civil Aviation Davis Steven Milne Bay Province People's Party

Minister for Communication & Information Technology Jimmy Miringtoro Autonomous Region of Bougainville People's National Congress Party

Minister for Community Development, Religion & Youth Loujaya Toni Morobe Province Indigenous People's Party

Minister for Correctional Services Jim Simatab East Sepik
East Sepik
Province National Alliance Party

Minister for Defence Fabian Pok Jiwaka Province United Resources Party

Minister for Education Paru Aihi Central Province People's National Congress Party

Minister for Environment & Conservation John Pundari Enga Province People's Party

Minister for Finance James Marape Hela Province People's National Congress Party

Minister for Fisheries & Marine Resources Mao Zeming Morobe Province People's National Congress Party

Minister for Foreign Affairs & Immigration Rimbink Pato Enga Province United Party

Minister for Forests & Climate Change Patrick Pruaitch West Sepik Province National Alliance Party

Minister for Health & HIV/AIDS Michael Malabag National Capital District People's National Congress Party

Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science, & Technology Francis Marus

Minister for Housing & Urban Development Paul Isikiel Morobe Province People's National Congress Party

Minister for Justice & Attorney-General Kerenga Kua Chimbu Province National Alliance Party

Minister for Labour & Industrial Relations Mark Maipakai Gulf Province Triumph Heritage Empowerment Party

Minister for Lands & Physical Planning Benny Allan Eastern Highlands Province People's National Congress Party

Minister for Mining Byron Chan New Ireland Province People's Progress Party

Minister for National Planning Charles Abel Milne Bay Province People's National Congress Party

Minister for Petroleum & Energy William Duma Western Highlands Province United Resources Party

Minister for Police Nixon Duban Madang Province People's National Congress Party

Minister for Public Enterprises & State Investment Ben Micah New Ireland Province People's Progress Party

Minister for Public Service Sir Puka Temu Central Province Our Development Party

Minister for Sports & Pacific Games Justin Tkatchenko National Capital District Social Democratic Party

Minister for Tourism, Art & Culture Boka Kondra Western Province People's National Congress Party

Minister for Trade, Commerce & Industry Richard Maru East Sepik
East Sepik
Province Independent

Minister for Transport & Works Ano Pala Central Province People's National Congress Party

Minister for Treasury Don Polye Enga Province Triumph Heritage Empowerment Party

Minister for Works & Implementation Francis Awesa Southern Highlands Province People's National Congress Party

In February 2014, the following reshuffle took place. Police Minister Nixon Duban (MP for Madang, National Congress Party) was reshuffled to the position of Minister of Petroleum and Energy, replacing William Duma (MP for Mount Hagen, United Resources Party), who was dropped from the Cabinet; O'Neill suggested that Duma had not adhered to the principle of Cabinet solidarity. Robert Atiyafa (MP for Henganofi) was appointed as Minister for Police. David Arore (MP for the Northern Province, T.H.E. Party) was replaced as Minister for Higher Education by Delilah Gore (MP for Sohe, T.H.E. Party), while Nick Kuman (MP for Gumine) was appointed Minister for Education.[6] It was the first time ever that the country's Cabinet included two women: Delilah Gore, and Community Development Minister Loujaya Kouza (MP for Lae).[7] On 10 March 2014, O'Neill sacked his Finance Minister Don Polye (leader of the T.H.E. Party, the second-largest party in the government), and Minister for Industrial Relations Mark Maipakai, having accused them of destabilising the government.[8] In August 2014, Community Development Minister Loujaya Kouza resigned to serve as interim chair Lae
Lae
City Commission. In a reshuffle, she was replaced by Delilah Gore, who in turn was replaced as Minister for Higher Education by Malakai Tabar. William Duma, ousted from the government in February, was re-admitted, this time as Minister for Transport.[9] In August 2015 Minister for Religion, Youth and Community Development Delilah Gore was suspended for three months without pay after verbally assaulting and threatening a flight attendant who had asked her to turn off her mobile phone on an Air Niugini
Air Niugini
flight. (Gore was removed from the plane as a consequence of her behaviour.)[10] In July 2016, Minister for Petroleum and Energy Ben Micah resigned from the government and joined the Opposition. He was replaced by Nixon Duban, who was in turn replaced as Minister for Transport by Malakai Tabar. Tabar was replaced as Minister for Higher Education by Francis Marus (MP for Talasea), who was promoted from the back benches.[11] Past Cabinets[edit] Somare Cabinet 2007-2011[edit] In the 2007 general election, the National Alliance-led government headed by Sir Michael Somare
Michael Somare
was returned. The first Cabinet of the new government was announced on 29 August 2007.[12][13][14][15] The Cabinet contained 28 ministers. They were assisted by 12 parliamentary secretaries, who were not officially part of the Cabinet. Media comment on the new cabinet focused on the demotion of the previous Deputy Prime Minister Don Polye, the relatively low number of Highlands MPs in Cabinet, and the potential for conflict of interest in the appointment of Belden Namah, a forest landowner and principal of a company involved in logging in West Sepik Province, as Forestry Minister. The Opposition's shadow ministry was announced on 31 August 2007.[16] On 14 August 2009, Don Polye
Don Polye
was removed from his position as Member of Parliament, and Minister for Works, Transport & Civil Aviation, when the National Court determined that his victory in the 2007 general election was invalid.[17] The Prime Minister assumed responsibility for Polye's Transport and Works ministries as an interim measure until Polye's by-election is held on 9 November 2009, while Culture and Tourism Minister Charles Abel acquired the Civil Aviation ministerial portfolio.[18] In May 2010, Attorney-General and Justice Minister Allan Marat, leader of the Melanesian Liberal Party, publicly criticised aspects of government policy, and resigned upon being asked to do so by Prime Minister Michael Somare. Ano Pala, National Alliance Party MP for Rigo, was appointed in his place.[19] This was the Cabinet as of February 2011.[20] (The list of parliamentary secretaries is also accurate as of February 2011. The list of Shadow Ministers, however, is from September 2007.)

Portfolio Minister Minister's province Minister's party Parliamentary secretary Opposition shadow minister

Prime Minister Autonomy and Autonomous regions

Sir Michael Somare East Sepik NA

Sir Mekere Morauta (PNGP)

Deputy Prime Minister Works

Sam Abal Enga NA

(Transport, Civil Aviation, Works) Tony Puana (NGP)

Finance and Treasury

Peter O'Neill Southern Highlands PNC

Bart Philemon (NGP)

Foreign Affairs Immigration

Don Polye

Public Service

Moses Maladina

RDP Anthony Nene Isaac Joseph (NGP)

Trade Bougainville Affairs

Fidelis Semoso East Sepik PAP

(Foreign Affairs, Trade and Immigration) Sali Subam (NA)

(Bougainville) Koni Iguan (PLP)

Education

James Marape

NA David Arore (NA) Ferao Orimyo (PNGP)

National Planning Rural Development

Paul Tiensten East New Britain NA (National Planning and Monitoring) Phillip Kikala

Commerce Industry

Gabriel Kapris East Sepik PAP

Bonny Oveyara (PPP)

Petroleum and Energy

William Duma Western Highlands URP

Francis Potabe Mulungu (NGP)

Housing and Urban Development

Andrew Kumbakor West Sepik Pangu

Theo Zurenouc (PPP)

Defence

Bob Dadae Morobe UP

Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology

Paru Aihi

PNGP Jack Cameron (PDM)

Justice Attorney-General

Sir Arnold Amet

NA

Community Development Women Religion

Dame Carol Kidu NCD MA

Public Enterprises

Arthur Somare East Sepik NA David Arore Sir Mekere Morauta (PNGP)

Agriculture and Livestock

Ano Pala Central NA

Puri Ruing (PNGP)

Environment and Conservation

Benny Allan Eastern Highlands URP Roy Biyama (URP)

Sports

Philemon Embel Southern Highlands Pangu

Labour and Industrial Relations

Sani Rambi Western Highlands NA

Sam Basil
Sam Basil
(PPP)

Health and HIV/AIDS

Sasa Zibe Morobe NA (Health) Yawa Silupa (NA)

Internal Security

Mark Maipakai Gulf NA

Byron Chan (PPP)

Fisheries

Ben Semri Madang PAP

Sam Basil
Sam Basil
(PPP)

Forestry

Timothy Bonga

NA

Isaac Joseph (NGP)

Corrective Services

Tony Aimo East Sepik PAP

Communication and Information

Patrick Tammur East New Britain NA

Inter-Government Relations

Job Pomat Manus PNC

Koni Iguan (PLP)

Administrative Services Transport Minister assisting the Prime Minister on Constitutional Matters

Francis Potape

URP

Koni Iguan (PLP)

Culture Tourism

Guma Wau

URP

Byron Chan (PPP)

Civil Aviation

Benjamin Popanawa

NA

Lands

Lucas Dekene

NA

(Lands and Physical Planning) Theo Zurenouc (PPP)

Mining

John Pundari

People's Party

Francis Awesa (PNGP)

References[edit]

^ "PM appoints full Cabinet". Loop PNG. 9 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017.  ^ Elected as an MP for the National Party, Soroi Eoe defected to the PNC immediately after his election. C.f.: "New and old hands on portfolios in unveiled PNG cabinet", Radio New Zealand International, 10 August 2017 ^ "Breaking news: Upheaval in PNG – O’Neill elected as new prime minister", Pacific Media Centre, 2 August 2011 ^ "Polye loses powers", The National, 28 February 2012 ^ ", Post-Courier Online, 10 August 2012 ^ "PNG Cabinet reshuffle, Decision based on performance, stability: PM O'Neill", Islands Business, 25 February 2014 ^ "Gore’s appointment as Cabinet Minister sets new PNG politics record", Post Courier, 25 February 2014 ^ "PNG treasurer sacked by PM O'Neill", News.com.au, 10 March 2014 ^ "Sacked PNG Minister back as cabinet Minister, MP steps down, takes on new role" Archived 26 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine., Islands Business, 11 August 2014 ^ "Flight stoush sees PNG minister grounded", Radio New Zealand, 11 August 2015 ^ "PNG Cabinet Reshuffle after Vote of No Confidence victory", Papua New Guinea Today, 26 July 2016 ^ "Cabinet named". The National. 30 August 2007. Archived from the original on 30 May 2008. Retrieved 30 August 2007.  ^ "12 vice-ministers appointed". The National. 30 Aug 2007. Retrieved 30 Aug 2007.  ^ "Somare's cabinet: At a glance" (PDF). Post Courier Online. 30 August 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 30 August 2007.  External link in publisher= (help) ^ Papua New Guinea: Cabinet listing, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Retrieved on 3 Sep. 2007 ^ "Sir Mek forms shadow govt; Bart is deputy". The National. 3 September 2006. Archived from the original on 22 November 2008. Retrieved 3 September 2007.  ^ "Polye out" Archived 16 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Post-Courier, 17 August 2009 ^ National, "Get facts right:Abel" 21 September 2009 ^ "PNG gets new Attorney General and Justice Minister". Radio New Zealand International. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2011.  ^ " Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
cabinet listing", Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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