PNG women challenge Speaker's ruling on their bill | Asia Pacific

PNG women challenge Speaker's ruling on their bill

PNG women challenge Speaker's ruling on their bill

Updated 24 February 2012, 22:20 AEDT

Campaigners for political representation by women in the PNG parliament are seeking legal clarification on a ruling by the Speaker on the 22 reserved seats for women.

The Speaker has ruled this week that the bill did not have the required 73 members of the 109-member parliament to pass.

But Dorothy Tekwie, founder of the PNG Women in Politics group says the Speaker's interpretation was wrong.

She says all that was needed tp pass the bill was 51 votes - and they actually got 58 members who voted for it.

Correspondent: Helene Hofman

Speaker: Dorothy Tekwie, founder of the PNG Women in Politics group

Contact the studio

Got something to say about what you're hearing on the radio right now?

Text/SMS
Send your texts to +61 427 72 72 72

Tweets
Add the hashtag #raonair to add your tweets to the conversation.

Email
Email us your thoughts on an issue. Messages may be used on air.