Vanuatu Daily News Digest | Motion must be heard ThursdayPosted: June 30, 2015
Today there was the suggestion that the appeal concerning Speaker Pipite’s closing of Parliament early might be heard tomorrow at 9 am. This will not now occur. Judge Aru has declared that all parties concerned have consented to the following orders:
1. The Judgement issued on 24 June 2015 be stayed until 4.00 pm on Thursday 2 July.
2. The First Respondent [Speaker Pipite] shall prosecute his appeal and have it determined by Thursday 2 July 2015 before 4.00 pm. 3. In the event that the appeal is not determined by the date and time set out in paragraph 2 above, the speaker shall convene Parliament at 4.00 pm on Thursday 2 July 2015 to debate the motion of no confidence against the Prime Minister Hon. Sato Kilman Livtunvanu.
4. Parties to bear their own costs.
Daily Post has learned today that the appeal cannot be considered as possible tomorrow at 9 am or by 4.00 pm on Thursday so Parliament must be reconvened and the motion will be debated on Thursday.