Politics Archive December 2011

Mr. Pollard says that an example would be the appointment of a Government backbencher, MP David Tome to Chair the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

TSI Questions Appointment of PAC Chairman

The Gordon Darcy Lilo Government is undermining accountability and transparency of Government says Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) Chairman Mr. Bob Pollard.

TSI Speaks Out on Tsunami Report

Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) is critical of what they say appears to be the Prime Minister's deliberate move to block the Tsunami report being debated in parliament.
The phones will be reconnected once the Prime Minister is satisfied there are arrangements in place to stop the overspending.

Phone Suspension Order Remains

Suspension of all Post-Paid phones by the Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Gordon Lilo Darcy still remains this week.
The Fijian-born Mr Moti described the extradition as ''kidnap'' and said the campaign against him was based on ''my physical complexion and political creed''.

Moti May Sue Over Ordeal

Julian Moti says he will sue the government after child sex charges against him were dramatically dropped by the High Court.

MP Loses Seat

The Solomon Islands minister of communication and aviation, Andrew Hanaria, has lost his seat after losing an election petition.

An Australian citizen, Mr Moti was charged with seven counts of having sexual intercourse with the complainant under federal laws designed to crack down on overseas sex tourism by Australians.

Compo Looms as High Court Kills Moti case

The Australian government has been exposed as being party to another high-profile "deportation" bungle, after the High Court yesterday found federal officials facilitated the unlawful transfer of former Solomon Islands attorney-general Julian Moti to Brisbane to answer child sex charges.
Former Solomon Islands attorney-general Julian Moti, who will no longer face child sex charges pursued by Australian authorities.

High Court Orders End to Moti Prosecution

The High Court has halted Australia's prosecution on child sex charges of former Solomon Islands attorney-general Julian Moti.

Tausinga Elected Deputy Speaker

The National Parliament now has a new Deputy Speaker. He is the MP for North New Georgia, Job Duddley Tausinga.

PM Lilo starts Ministerial Visits

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has started his Ministerial visits only two weeks after his election as Prime Minister.