ROYAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES FOLLOWED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA INTO OBTAINING THE OFF-SHORE LOAN FROM THE UNION BANK OF SWITZERLAND AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS
Revised Roadmap - 6th April 2021
Following hearings last week, the Commission of Inquiry today announced an updated roadmap for the future conduct, and prompt completion, of the inquiry.
April and May will be spent analysing documents, concluding Phase 1 of the hearings, and preparing for oral hearings of Phases 2 and 3 which respectively concern the 2009 IPIC transactions and the UBS/Oil Search transactions in 2014 and 2016.
As Senior Counsel Assisting stated when opening last week, now is the time for whistle blowers and others who wish to give evidence to come forward and make contact with the Inquiry secretariat.
Hearings of oral evidence for Phases 2 and 3 will take place 8-11 and 15-18 June and 20-23 and 27-30 July 2021.
Final submissions will be in writing.
The Commission will deliver its report as soon as practicable after the hearings conclude.
Roadmap - 27th January 2020
The roadmap as announced by the Commissioner's on the 16th of December 2019 and revised on the 27th of January 2020, is as follows: