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A call for PNG lawyers to be allowed to practice overseas

A call for PNG lawyers to be allowed to practice overseas

Updated 20 December 2012, 17:40 AEDT

Lawyers in Papua New Guinea want to be able to practice in other countries like Australia and New Zealand.

The interim chairman of PNG Lawyers Association, Ralph Saulep says there is no proper arrangement in place to allow PNG lawyers the right to appear in Australian and New Zealand courts, while foreign lawyers are able to practice in PNG.

He is calling on the government and the PNG Law Society to begin negotiations so lawyers have reciprocal rights overseas.

Presenter:Firmin Nanol, PNG reporter

Speaker:Ralph Saulep, interim chairman, PNG Lawyers Association,

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