There have been tense scenes inside and outside
Scores of heavily armed police patrolled the parliament precinct where the gates were closed to the general public and a large crowd chanted for the police to let them in.
Inside former deputy prime minister Puka Temu took a seat on the opposition side of the house with two other former ministers.
The trio defected from the government yesterday to a coalition made up of opposition MPs and smaller parties.
Mr Temu held discussions yesterday with opposition MPs at a resort outside
Question time was tense with a lot of shouting and fist pumping but the new opposition group did not follow through with a threat to move a motion of no confidence against prime minister Sir Michael Somare.