Parliament session adjourned to Tuesday 27th August 2019, 2 PM

Hon. Petrus Nane Thomas, MP

Petrus Nane Thomas

Ministerial Portfolio
Minister for Migration and Boarder Security

Koroba-Lake Kopiago


Parliamentary Services

Current: Re-elected to the 10th National Parliament for the same seat during the 2017 General Elections as an Independent Candidate. Appointed Minister for Migration and Boarder Security in the Marape-Steven Government, sworn in on 07/06/19 by the Governor General Sir Bob Dadae, 2nd Term in this Parliament. .

Past: First elected to the 7th National Parliament in the 2002 General Elections [Supplementary] for the Koroba-Lake Kopiago Open seat as a People's Progress Party Candidate. Appointed Minister for Lands and Physical Planning on the 18/5/2004 in the Somare government till resignation from cabinet on the 19/7/2004. Disqualified from parliament by the Court of Disputed Returns on the 3/1/2005. Endorsed National Alliance candidate for the Koroba-Lake Kopiago Open seat in the 2007 General Elections. Appointed Minister for Immigration and Border Security in the O'neill-Abel Cabinet from August 2017-April 2019.


Primary Education: Attended Kumin Community School (1980-1985)
Secondary Education: Completed Grade 10 at Mendi High School (1986-1989).
Tertiary Education: Martriculation Studies in Mendi (1993 -1995), University of Technology, Lae (1993-1995)

Achievements: Received a Diploma in Surveying PNG University of Technology, Lae in 1997.
Last Occupation Prior to Elections: Employed as a Lands Officer

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