Members of the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea, 2007–2012

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This is a list of members of the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea from 2007 to 2012, as elected at the 2007 election.[1][2]

Member Party Electorate Province Term in office
Sam Abal National Alliance Party Wabag Open Enga 2002–2003, 2004–2012
Charles Abel Independent Alotau Open Milne Bay 2007–present
Anderson Agiru United Resources Party Southern Highlands Provincial Southern Highlands 1997–2002, 2007–2016
Paru Aihi Papua New Guinea Party Kairuku-Hiri Open Central 2007–2012
Tony Aimo People's Action Party Ambunti-Dreikikir Open East Sepik 2002–2012, 2012–2013
Martin Aini Pangu Party Kavieng Open New Ireland 2002–2012
Benny Allan United Resources Party Unggai-Bena Open Eastern Highlands 2002–present
Sir Arnold Amet National Alliance Party Madang Provincial Madang 2007–2012
David Arore Independent Ijivitari Open Northern 2007–2015, 2015–2017
Ronald Asik People's Action Party Wosera Gaui Open East Sepik 2007–2012
Francis Awesa Papua New Guinea Party Imbonggu Open Southern Highlands 2007–2017
Sam Basil People's Progress Party Bulolo Open Morobe 2007–present
Sai Beseo People's Party Kainantu Open Eastern Highlands 2007–2012
Roy Biyama United Resources Party Middle Fly Open Western 2002–present
John Boito People's Democratic Movement Obura-Wonenara Open Eastern Highlands 2007–2012
Pitom Bombom Independent Kerema Open Gulf 2007–2012
Timothy Bonga Independent Nawae Open Morobe 1982–1992, 2007–2012
Jack Cameron People's Democratic Movement Kiriwina-Goodenough Open Milne Bay 2007–2012
Byron Chan People's Progress Party Namatanai Open New Ireland 2002–2017
Sir Julius Chan People's Progress Party New Ireland Provincial New Ireland 1977–1997, 2007–present
John Luke Crittin Independent Milne Bay Provincial Milne Bay 2007–2012, 2017–present
Bob Dadae United Party Kabwum Open Morobe 2002–2017
Dr Bob Danaya PNG Labour Party Western Provincial Western 2002–2012
Lucas Dekena National Alliance Party Gumine Open Chimbu 2007–2013
Leo Dion National Alliance Party East New Britain Provincial East New Britain 2000–2017
William Duma United Resources Party Hagen Open Western Highlands 2002–present
Philemon Embel Pangu Party Nipa-Kutubu Open Southern Highlands 1987–2002, 2007–2012
Ken Fairweather Independent Sumkar Open Madang 2007–2017
Fr John Garia Papua New Guinea Party Chimbu Provincial Chimbu 2007–2012
James Gau [a] Independent Rai Coast Open Madang 2010–2017
Wake Goi Papua New Guinea Party Jimi Open Western Highlands 2007–2012
Thompson Harokaqveh Pangu Party Goroka Open Eastern Highlands 2007–2012
John Hickey National Alliance Party Bogia Open Madang 2002–2017
Peter Humphreys National Alliance Party West New Britain Provincial West New Britain 2007–2012
Koni Iguan People's Labor Party Markham Open Morobe 2007–2012, 2017–present
Peter Ipatas People's Party Enga Provincial Enga 1997–present
Peter Iwei People's Democratic Movement Telefomin Open West Sepik 2007–2012
Isaac Joseph New Generation Party Mendi Open Southern Highlands 2007–2012
Miki Kaeok National Alliance Party Wapenamanda Open Enga 2002–2012
Steven Pirika Kama [b] United Resources Party South Bougainville Open Bougainville 2012–2016
Gabriel Kapris People's Action Party Maprik Open East Sepik 2002–2012
Havila Kavo People's National Congress Gulf Provincial Gulf 2007–2017
John Kekeno People's Action Party Koroba-Lake Kopiago Open Southern Highlands 2006–2012
Dame Carol Kidu Melanesian Alliance Party Moresby South Open NCD 1997–2012
Philip Kikala National Alliance Party Lagaip-Porgera Open Enga 2007–2012
Boka Kondra Independent North Fly Open Western 2007–2016
Tobias Kulang [c] Constitutional Democratic Party Kundiawa Open Chimbu 2011–2017
Samson Kuli People's Party Usino Bundi Open Madang 2007–2012
Andrew Kumbakor Pangu Party Nuku Open West Sepik 1997–2012
James Lagea PNG Conservative Party Kagua-Erave Open Southern Highlands 2007–2017
Michael Laimo [b] National Alliance Party South Bougainville Open Bougainville 1992–2008
Mark Maipakai National Alliance Party Kikori Open Gulf 2002–2017
Moses Maladina Rural Development Party Esa'ala Open Milne Bay 2002–2012
Buka Malai Independent Madang Open Madang 2007–2012
Andrew Mald Independent Moresby North-East Open NCD 2007–2012
Dr Moses Manwau [d] People's Party Wewak Open East Sepik 2010–2012
James Marape National Alliance Party Tari Open Southern Highlands 2007–present
Dr Allan Marat Melanesian Liberal Party Rabaul Open East New Britain 2002–present
Francis Marus Pangu Party Talasea Open West New Britain 2007–2017
Jamie Maxtone-Graham PNG Country Party Anglimp-South Waghi Open Western Highlands 2004–2012
Posi Menai People's Action Party Karimui-Nomane Open Chimbu 2002–2012
Vincent Michaels Independent Tewae-Siassi Open Morobe 2007–2012
Jimmy Miringtoro People's Democratic Movement Central Bougainville Open Bougainville 2007–2017
Sir Mekere Morauta Papua New Guinea Party Moresby North-West Open NCD 1997–2012, 2017–present
Alphonse Moroi Rural Development Party Central Provincial Central 2002–2012
Benjamin Mul Papua New Guinea Party North Waghi Open Western Highlands 2007–2012
Belden Namah National Alliance Party Vanimo-Green River Open West Sepik 2007–present
Jeffrey Nape National Alliance Party Sinasina-Yonggamugl Open Chimbu 2002–2012
Anthony Nene People's National Congress Sohe Open Northern 2007–2012
Jim Nomane PNG Country Party Chuave Open Chimbu Provincial 2006–2012
Peter O'Neill People's National Congress Ialibu-Pangia Open Southern Highlands 2002–present
Michael Ogio People's Democratic Movement North Bougainville Open Bougainville 1987–2002, 2007–2011
Tom Olga Independent Western Highlands Provincial Western Highlands 2007–2012
Ferao Orimyo Papua New Guinea Party Henganofi Open Eastern Highlands 2007–2012
Bonny Oveyara People's Progress Party Okapa Open Eastern Highlands 2007–2012
Ano Pala National Alliance Party Rigo Open Central 2007–2017
Powes Parkop Independent Nat. Capital District Provincial NCD 2007–present
Kondo Patrick People's Labor Party Daulo Open Eastern Highlands 2007–2012
Bart Philemon National Alliance Party Lae Open Morobe 1992–2012
Benjamin Philip Rural Development Party Menyamya Open Morobe 2007–2017
Mathew Poia National Alliance Party Goilala Open Central 2007–2012
Don Polye [e] National Alliance Kandep Open Enga 2002–2009, 2009–2017
Job Pomat People's National Congress Manus Open Manus 2007–2012, 2017–present
Benjamin Poponawa Independent Tambul-Nebilyer Open Western Highlands 2007–2017
Francis Potape New Generation Party Komo-Magarima Open Southern Highlands 2007–2017
Patrick Pruaitch National Alliance Party Aitape-Lumi Open West Sepik 2002–present
Tony Puana New Generation Party Kandrian-Gloucester Open West New Britain 2007–2012
John Pundari National Advance Party Kompiam-Ambum Open Enga 1992–2002, 2007–present
Sani Rambi National Alliance Party Baiyer-Mul Open Western Highlands 2007–2012
Puri Ruing Papua New Guinea Party Dei Open Western Highlands 1997–2002, 2007–2012
Michael Sapau Rural Development Party Manus Provincial Manus 2007–2012
Niuro Toko Sapia [f][a] Independent Rai Coast Open Madang 2007–2009
Fidelis Semoso Independent Bougainville Provincial Bougainville 2007–2012
Ben Semri People's Action Party Middle Ramu Open Madang 2002–2012
Yawa Silupa National Alliance Party Lufa Open Eastern Highlands 2002–2012
Jim Simatab [d] Independent Wewak Open East Sepik 2007–2010, 2012–2017
Malcolm Smith-Kela Independent Eastern Highlands Provincial Eastern Highlands 2002–2012
Simon Solo National Alliance Party West Sepik Provincial West Sepik 2007–2012
Arthur Somare National Alliance Party Angoram Open East Sepik 1997–2012
Sir Michael Somare National Alliance Party East Sepik Provincial East Sepik 1968–2017
Sali Subam National Alliance Party South Fly Open Western 2007–2012
Malakai Tabar Melanesian Liberal Party Gazelle Open East New Britain 2007–2017
Suckling Tamanabae United Party Northern Provincial Northern 2007–2012
Patrick Tammur [g] Independent Kokopo Open East New Britain 2007–2012
Joe Mek Teine [c] PNG National Party Kundiawa Open Chimbu 2007–2011
Sir Puka Temu National Alliance Party Abau Open Central 2002–2003, 2003–present
Paul Tiensten National Alliance Party Pomio Open East New Britain 2002–2014
Peter Waranaka National Alliance Party Yangoru-Saussia Open East Sepik 2004–2012
Guma Wau United Resources Party Kerowagi Open Chimbu 2007–2012
Luther Wenge People's First Party Morobe Provincial Morobe 1997–2012
Gordon Wesley Independent Samarai-Murua Open Milne Bay 2002–2014, 2016–2017
James Yali [f] Independent Rai Coast Open Madang 2002–2007
Sasa Zibe National Alliance Party Huon Gulf Open Morobe 2002–2012
Theo Zurenuoc Independent Finschhafen Open Morobe 2007–2017


  1. ^ a b Rai Coast Open MP Niuro Toko Sapia, who had only been elected in a 2007 by-election, died on 28 October 2009. James Gau won the resulting by-election in May 2010.[7][8]
  2. ^ a b The National Court declared the election of South Bougainville Open MP Michael Laimo to be null and void on 21 February 2008. The court ordered a recount, which was won by Steven Pirika Kama. A subsequent National Court ruling on 9 October 2008 declared Manwau to be the validly elected member for Wewak Open.[3][4]
  3. ^ a b Kundiawa Open MP Joe Mek Teine died on 25 April 2011. Tobias Kulang won the resulting by-election in August 2011.[12][13]
  4. ^ a b The National Court declared the election of Wewak Open MP Jim Simatab to be null and void on 24 June 2010. The court ordered a recount within 21 days, which was won by Moses Manwau. A subsequent National Court ruling on 4 August 2010 declared Manwau to be the validly elected member for Wewak Open.[9][10]
  5. ^ The National Court declared the election of Kandep Open MP Don Polye to be null and void on 14 August 2009 due to election irregularities. Polye won the resulting by-election in December 2009.[5][6]
  6. ^ a b Rai Coast Open MP James Yali had been convicted of rape charges prior to the general election, but was allowed to recontest his seat due to an outstanding appeal. He was re-elected, but his appeal was dismissed on August 13, 2007, resulting in the invalidation of his election win. Niuro Toko Sapia won the resulting by-election in November 2007.[14][7]
  7. ^ Kokopo Open MP Patrick Tammur died on 25 January 2012. No by-election was held due to the proximity of the 2012 election.[11]


  1. ^ "LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS OF JUNE-JULY 2007". Psephos. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "NATIONAL ELECTION 2007". PNG Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 23 August 2007. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Kamma v Itanu [2008] PGNC 4; N3261 (21 February 2008)". National Court of Papua New Guinea. PacLII. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "South Bougainville has new MP". PNG Post Courier. 10 October 2008. 
  5. ^ "Manase v Polye [2009] PGNC 101; N3718 (14 August 2009)". National Court of Papua New Guinea. PacLII. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "Polye: We need to change". PNG Post Courier. 16 December 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Member for Rai Coast Sapia dies". The National. 29 October 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "Madang son takes Raikos seat". PNG Post-Courier. 4 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Manwau v Trawen [2011] PGSC 43; SC1159 (16 June 2011)". Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea. PacLII. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "Court ruling ousts Wewak MP". PNG Post Courier. 25 June 2010. 
  11. ^ "Tammur passes on". PNG Post-Courier. 26 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Joe Mek Teine". PNG Post-Courier. 26 April 2011. 
  13. ^ "Kulang wins poll". PNG Post-Courier. 31 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "PNG MP convicted of rape loses appeal - by-election likely". Radio New Zealand. 13 August 2007.