Papua New Guinea's Leadership Crisis

16 December 2011

Associate Professor Anne Twomey says the political situation in Papua New Guinea underlines a profound conflict between its Courts and Parliament.

In an interview with The Age, Associate Professsor Twomey says the situation was "abominably complicated" and there were few, if any, precedents.

"The Queen will be very conscious of what is going on in Papua New Guinea," she says.

"She would most likely not act until it became absolutely clear who was the prime minister and who comprised the national executive council."

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