Parliament adjourned to Tuesday, 12th October 2021 at 02:00 p.m.

Hon. James Byron Chan, MP

James Byron Chan

Ministerial Portfolio

Namatanai Open

People's Progress Party (P.P.P)

Date of Election
14 July 2012

Votes Received

Contact Details

Parliament Office
National Parliament P O Parliament House, WAIGANI, N.C.D

Telephone: 3277357
Fax: 3277480

Electorate Office


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Current: Member of Parliament for Namatanai Open and Minister for Mining

Past: First elected in to the 7th National Parliament in the 2002 General Elections for the Namatanai Open seat as a People's Progress Party Candidate. Appointed to Parliamentary Referral Committee on Communications on the 18/09/2007. Permanent Committee on Economic Affairs, Deputy Opposition Leader 2006-2007. Re-elected to the 8th National Parliament in the 2007 General Elections for the same seat as a People's Progress Party candidate. Permanent Committee on Pension and Retirement Benefits, Permanent Committee on Standing Orders, Special Committee on Agriculture and livestock. Appointed Minister for Mining on the 5/8/2011 in the O'Neill-Namah cabinet. Re-elected to the 9th National Parliament in the 2012 General Elections for the same seat as a People's Progress Party candidate. Reappointed Minister for Mining in the O'Neill-Dion cabinet following formation of government August 2012.


Religion: Christian- Roman Catholic
Primary Education: Rabaul International School
Secondary Education: Marist Brothers Ashgrove, Queensland
Tertiary Education: Business Law, Airport and Aviation Security

Achievements: Certificate in Business Law, Certificate in Airport and Aviation Security, Diploma in Computer Operation Martial Arts- Black Belt, Fong Kune Do Kung Fu and Tong Long Kung Fu Zenbudo Kai Karate
Community Interests: Martial Arts
Last Occupation Prior to Elections: Security Operations Managing Director, Islands Nation Air- CORPS Commissioner, Network International

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