Kidu Welcomes Speakers Intention To Investigate Her

I welcome the Hon Speaker’s intention to investigate me for contempt of Parliamentary procedures. However I must clarify that it was not Hon Luther Wenge’s actions that led me to my actions. I was not aware of what the Governor had actually filed in Court. I acted on my own accord by releasing these certified Acts to the media in my role as Opposition Leader to expose improper procedures in the legislative process.

I have a copy of the Judicial Conduct Bill as presented to Parliament and passed by Government but opposed by as the Opposition as an unconstitutional subsidiary law. I also have copies of two (not one) Judicial Conduct Acts duly signed and certified – one on 30th March and the other on 4th April.

To my understanding once a Bill is certified as an Act of Parliament, the only way to change it is to take it back to Parliament for amendment or repeal. This has not been done. What gives someone  (I make no accusations as to who that someone is) the power to just say “ forget the first one” ?

It was already an Act of Parliament so procedurally it should surely go back to the Floor of  Parliament. The fact that it was not gazetted should not be relevant. If a mistake was made in the certification process then Parliament should sort out the mistake. To not insist on this is a gross abuse of procedures and once again a dangerous political precedent. As legislators we must be vigilant that nothing happens behind the scenes because the process of “fixing it” behind the scenes takes our power as the “supreme legislators” away from us and puts it in the hands of people who do the certification.

The public need to understand the importance of proper procedures because those procedures protect the legislative process of our Parliamentary democracy. The public should also know that any Bill brought to Parliament for debate should have first gone through a consultative bureaucratic process and thorough screening for both a Certificate of Necessity before NEC’s first consideration and then back to the Legislative Counsel’s Office for a Certificate of Compliance before NEC again clears it for debate on the Floor.

Have proper procedures been followed in the rush to pass the various subsidiary laws over the last 8 months?

Hon. Dame Carol Kidu DBE Dr (Hon) MP
12 April 2012

10 thoughts on “Kidu Welcomes Speakers Intention To Investigate Her

  1. why can’t all the men talk about the procedures in a clear fashion like that without the shouting and yelling? may be because Dame Carol speaks from a much better informed position free from the usual ulterior motive laden macho, I’m da man! position. tok tasol.

  2. Good on you, Dame carol,yes,you explain it in such a simple way for us ordinary PNGs to grasp hold of and try and understand what the long and the short of the way things are done or suppose to be in that place.

    And Person Vertuna,understand what your saying there…why do these “ding dong bells” have to yell and scream?Makes me think,thats properly the way they are at their various home.What a load of rubblish,they show….too much monkey business.


  3. Way to go Dame Carol! How can we the constituents follow correct procedures when the example at the top is, “Its okay to break the rules.. as long as you don’t get caught… and in the event that you are caught, create as much noise as possible to take the attention away from you.” You are truly the leader of and for the people! I SALUTE YOU!

  4. Some comments from Sharp Talk:

    Leonnie Paranda Trupla meri!

    Lawrence Anton She got my vote previously, and I would give it to her again……..if she reconsiders…

    Kopee Lou Luanda Em shud kam stap lo Lae na 2017 bai mipla votim Em sanap…mi wish tasol. Trupla Meri…ol sampla tu mas tingting lo retire bai orait:)

    Rosemary Isicar With all due respect to Hon Speaker….Lady Kidu should be Speaker na Prime Minister too!!! She will do a better job…without fear or favor or money or pride!! By the way things are going, this current Government will investigate all Toms, Dicks na Harrys too! Their priorities should be on sustainable development and improved service delivery so people’s lives can be improved and lives can be saved.

    Susannah Warokra Good on ya Dame Kidu!!! Trupla meri and a true genuine leader!!! we need more parliamentarians like U!

    Anna Joskin Dame Kidu followed systemic procedures there unlike others.

    Philip Pambai ‎…Nape can he for once speak sense, please? Is there any human sense and guilt left in this guy and his co???…

    Kuike Job Numoi I think Nape is trying to hide something in relation to the JCB/JCA so he is trying to refer Hon Luther Wenge and Lady Carol Kidu for investigation. I hope Lady Kidu will reconsider her decision to retire and contest Moresby South again we need MPs like her to remain in Parliament as long as possible.

    Johnny Mortel Let Nape Investigate her, as long as She can investigate Nape when she is in power. Fair and Square. Dame hit the point when it came to the Speakers position in Compromising the Will of either the Government or the Opposition instead of keeping in line with the Constitution … thus the Impasse?

  5. A procedure is part of a process, thus an act of parliament is a very important law to govern people therefore proper legal and administrative requirement must be complied at “all times” or else it would be highly questionable for instance in this case.

  6. This Nape man is simply unbelievable! He has no idea about parliamentry procedure. Nape yu save lo rid na rait tu or yu sindaun lo displa sia blo yu na bilas wantaim bilas blo spika na yu ting yu moa yet.

    I really hope aspiring politicians will take a leaf out of Dame Carol’s book. Such a pity she is retiring from politics.

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