PNG Labour Party

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PNG Labour Party
Founded 2001
Ideology Social Democracy

The Papua New Guinea Labour Party was a political party in Papua New Guinea.

It was launched in 2001 by the PNG Trade Union Congress, with Andrew Kandakasi as party president.[1][2] In February 2002, Australian Labor Party president Greg Sword visited Port Moresby to support the party.[3] PNGTUC secretary-general John Paska became the party leader for the 2002 election.[4] Paska was unsuccessful, but Dr Bob Danaya was elected in Western Provincial. Danaya then supported Michael Somare for Prime Minister.[5][6]

Danaya was re-elected as the party's sole MP in the 2007 election.[7] Danaya lost his seat to Ati Wobiro in the 2012 election, and the party has not received media coverage since.[8]


  1. ^ "Reining In PNG's 'yo-yo' Politicians". Canberra Times. 19 June 2001. 
  2. ^ "Nomination fee challenged". PNG Post-Courier. 14 December 2001. 
  3. ^ "Leading unionist on visit". PNG Post Courier. 25 February 2002. 
  4. ^ "Goilalas 'victimised'". PNG Post-Courier. 2 May 2002. 
  5. ^ "Paska has no regrets". PNG Post Courier. 2 July 2002. 
  6. ^ "Numbers backing Somare for PNG premier said swelling.". The National. 30 July 2002. 
  7. ^ "Somare s courtship a waste of time, says party bosses". PNG Post Courier. 7 August 2007. 
  8. ^ "NATIONAL PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS 2012". PNG Electoral Commission. Retrieved 1 January 2017.