In brief: Visas-on-arrival suspensions for November, and other business news

Visa suspensions to hit tourism, rice imports slammed, and a coal power plant proposed for Lae. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Court hearings in Port Moresby and Melbourne over future of Bougainville’s Panguna copper mine

A court hearing this week (17 May) in Port Moresby will help determine if there is a judicial review of the Bougainville government’s decision to refuse the extension of an exploration licence for the Panguna copper mine. Also that day, a federal court hearing will be asked to rule on the release of documents showing the relationship between dissident landowners and a Perth-based company seeking exploration rights to Panguna.

In brief: O’Neill proposes electoral reform, including voting system, and other business stories

‘First past the post’ voting system to return, expansion of Milne Bay airport, and rugby league now a K15m a year business. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.