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PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (PNG Post-Courier, May 1) – The Papua New Guinea Parliament yesterday approved hefty payments for former Prime Ministers, Speakers and Chief Justices on the second last day of the sitting for this Parliament’s term.

These payments include PGK75,000 [US$26,941] for the purposes of employing an executive assistant and personal security and for the former prime ministers, speakers and chief justices. They will be responsible personally for the appointments of who shall be employed on a negotiated contract, administered by Parliament for the former speakers and prime ministers and by judiciary services for the former chief justices.

Minister for Education Michael Laimo tabled the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) report.

The other benefits are:

These leaders are eligible for these benefits if they have served for a minimum of two years and are to continue during the lifetime of these persons unless they re-enter Parliament or be appointed to any State or Constitutional Office for which he is paid a salary.

In other SRC determinations:

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