Articles by Paul Barker

Opinion: 2014 Budget must calm markets with focus on core functions


The Treasurer is about to present the 2014 Budget to Parliament, after a challenging year for Papua New Guinea and its government. Paul Barker looks at what next year’s Budget should contain.

Opinion: Give Papua New Guinea agriculture the break it needs


Paul Barker argues for a far greater emphasis on Papua New Guinea’s largest most widespread economic activity—agriculture.

The O’Neill Government: the first three months


With the new O’Neill Government’s first National Budget released just yesterday, Paul Barker assesses the prospects for business under PNG’s new Government. Since its election in August 2012, the Government led by Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has sent a mixed bag of messages to business, while its policy positions are being consolidated. However, the Prime […]