Role and Mandate of Auditor-General
The responsibilities of the Auditor-General are specified under Section 214 of the Constitution, Sections 3, 4 and 8 of the Audit Act 1989 (as amended) and Section 63(4) of the Public Finances (Management) Act 1995 (as amended). Subject to these laws, the Auditor-General has complete discretion in the performance or exercise of its mandated functions or powers.
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2018 meetings:
APEC meetings are held once every year by the twenty-one (21) APEC Member Economies. Papua New Guinea joined APEC in 1993. Each year, one of the member economies plays host to APEC meetings and chairs the annual Economic Leaders’ Summit. In November 2018, Papua New Guinea played host to the APEC Leaders’ Summit under the theme “Harnessing Inclusive Opportunities, Embracing the Digital Future”. Selected ministerial meetings, senior officials’ meetings, the APEC Business Advisory Council and the APEC Study Centres Consortium meetings were also held during the year leading up to the Annual Economic Leader’s Summit.
The APEC Papua New Guinea 2018 Coordination Authority (the APEC Authority) came into existence as a result of the enactment of the APEC Papua New Guinea 2018 Coordination Authority Act 2014 (the APEC Act) on 23 December 2014. The Authority was responsible for hosting the APEC 2018 meetings in PNG.