Papua New Guinea

IB 2022/02 The Need for Law Reform in Papua New Guinea: Part 1

This In Brief is the first in a two-part series on law reform in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Event next week - Symposium on family protection orders in the Pacific region

On 9 December 2021, the Australian National University and the Pacific Community (SPC) are hosting an online symposium on family protection orders in the Pacific region from 9am-5pm Canberra time.

‘Givim lo Aza' (Give it to the Mother): Oro women in the 2017 PNG National Elections

There has been an increasing number of women candidates standing in the elections in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the last twenty years. Nonetheless, the political culture and electoral setting are inhospitable for women. This makes it difficult for them to participate in politics effectively. With no legislated temporary special measures implemented in PNG to date, women vying for national representation are encouraged simply to keep contesting until they get elected.

DP 2021/04 Restricting Party Hopping in Papua New Guinea’s Parliament

This paper argues that legislative initiative is needed to control party hopping by members of parliament (MPs), especially during the constitutional period for the moving of a motion of no confide

IB 2021/31 Ain’t No Sunshine when Xi’s Gone: What’s behind China’s Declining Aid to the Pacific?

The much-awaited update to the Pacific Aid Map showed a sharp drop in China’s 2019 aid spend in the Pacific, despite the pressing development needs presented by COVID-19.

From Silos to Networks? The potential of PNG’s private sector industry to enhance public security

In response to concerns about the country’s internal security challenges and in line with global trends, Papua New Guinea’s private security industry has grown substantially over the past few decades. However, relatively little is known about how the sector operates and its potential to help, or indeed exacerbate, the country’s complex security problems. Drawing on recent research, this seminar examines PNG’s private security industry, situating it within the broader network of security actors comprising that country’s plural security landscape.

An examination of the local business development program at the Ok Tedi mine, Papua New Guinea

Resource companies in Papua New Guinea (PNG) aim to develop landowner companies capable of meeting governance and compliance requirements, being commercially viable and generating benefits beyond mine closure. This presentation will consider whether this aim has been achieved by the local business development (LBD) program associated with Ok Tedi mine in PNG. Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) has made consistent effort in managing its LBD program over the last fifty years.

Symposium on family protection orders in the Pacific region - Call for expressions of interest

We are inviting expressions of interest from groups or individuals who would like to present individually or to organise a panel on a topic related to family protection orders.

IB 2021/27 University of Papua New Guinea Students’ Internet Access during the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020–21

Access to quality internet has become increasingly important since the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Learning About Papua New Guinea and How it Works - Day 2

The Department of Pacific Affairs at the ANU is hosting an online conference honouring Emeritus Fellow Ron J. May’s contribution to research, writing and thinking about Papua New Guinea on 16 September 2021 and 01 October. DPA is currently developing an edited collection of papers – a Festschrift – celebrating Ron’s work. Those papers, authored by scholars from Papua New Guinea and scholars of Papua New Guinea based in Australia and New Zealand, will be presented and discussed at the conference.


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