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  1. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Higher Education Act 1983. - Act on-line (Consolidated to No. 45 of 2000)

    Adoption: 1983 | PNG-1983-L-70739

    Sets out the national objectives for higher education and establishes the Commission for Higher Education, its powers, administration and functions.

  2. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Co-operative Societies Act 1982 (Cap. 389). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1982 | PNG-1982-L-88002

    PART I - Preliminary
    PART II - Administration
    PART III - Formation and Registration of Societies
    PART IV - Operation of Societies
    PART V - Amalgamations, Associations, Federations and Composite Societies
    PART VI - Official Management
    PART VII - Winding Up
    PART VIII - Offences
    PART IX - Miscellaneous
    PART X - Transitional Provisions

  3. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Overseas Trade (Shipping) Act 1982 (Cap. 399). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1982 | PNG-1982-L-88058

    1. Interpretation.
    2. Shippers' organization.
    3. Agreement to which this Act applies.
    4. Representation of shipping line.
    5. Shipping line to provide particulars of agreement.
    6. Notice of increase in freight.
    7. Minister may request undertakings.
    8. Disapproval of agreements.
    9. Effect of disapproval.
    10. Declaration of shipping line by Minister.
    11. Prohibitions applying to declared shipping line.
    12. Secrecy.
    13. Regulations.

  4. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Employment (Amendment) Act, 1981 (No. 16).

    Adoption: 1981-07-31 | PNG-1981-L-54777

    Amends the Employment Act, 1978 with respect to the entitlement to sick leave and the immunity of authorized officers.

  5. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Provident Fund Rules 1981 (Cap. 377). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1981 | Date of entry into force: 1981-07-01 | PNG-1981-R-88041

  6. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    National Provident Fund Act (No. 18 of 1980). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1980-08-07 | PNG-1980-L-11776

    An Act to provide for the institution and management of a National provident Fund for employees in establishment and for related purposes.

  7. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment Regulation 1980. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1980 | PNG-1980-R-65896

    Contains provisions on contracts, wages and record of service.

  8. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Migration Regulation 1979 (Chapter 16A). - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 1979 | PNG-1979-R-82398

    Implements the Migration Act. In particular, section 3A regulates changes of employment or status for the purposes of the entry permit.

  9. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    National Council of Women Incorporation Act 1979 (Cap. 1041). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1979 | PNG-1979-L-88033

    1. Interpretation.
    2. Incorporation.
    3. Constitution of the Council.
    4. Objects of the Council.
    5. Functions of the Council.
    6. General powers of the Council.
    7. Additional powers of the Council.
    8. Rules.
    9. Copy of Rules to be lodged.
    10. Holding of Council property.
    11. Execution of instruments under seal.
    12. Dealings with the Council.
    13. Rents, etc.
    14. First Council.
    15. Transfer of Rights, etc.

  10. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Workers Compensation Act (No. 59 of 1978). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1978-09-12 | PNG-1978-L-56660

    Provides for the compensation to workers and their dependants in respect of injuries suffered by workers arising out of or in the course of their employment. Establishes an Office for Workers' Compensation and a Workers' Compensation Fund. Regulates claims, right to compensation, amount of compensation, payment of compensation, and some related matters. Repeals the Workers' Compensation Act 1958 as amended.

  11. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Employment Act No. 54 of 1978 (Consolidated up to 31 March 2001). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1978-08-21 | Date of entry into force: 1981-01-01 | PNG-1978-L-54778

    Regulates working conditions and conditions of employment. Part One makes introductory definitions and provisions. Part Two makes administrative provisions which include the appointment of labour officers. Part Three governs contracts of employment. Establishes the requirements for oral and written contracts. Governs contracts for casual workers and piece-rate work. Provides for the termination of contracts and for repatriation. Part Four regulates conditions of employment. Establishes maximum daily hours of work at twelve per day and sets overtime wage rates. Provides for rest and leave. Part Five governs the payment and protection of wages. Regulates minimum wage rates, entitlement to wages, methods of payment and deductions. Establishes the priority of payment of wages over all other debts of an employer. Sets procedures and fines for the failure to pay wages. Part Six governs the employment of females and young persons. Limits the employment of females at night and prohibits the employment of females in heavy labour. Provides for maternity leave. Prohibits the employment of young persons under the age of eleven. Allows for the employment of young persons aged between eleven and sixteen as long as the employment does not prejudice school attendance, and as long as the young person has parental permission. Part Seven governs recruiting and employment agents. Part Eight regulates worker housing. Part Nine governs health and welfare. Part Ten establishes penalties for offences. Part Eleven makes miscellaneous provisions. Part Twelve sets forth transitional provisions.

  12. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Industrial Relations (Boards of Reference) Act 1978.

    Adoption: 1978-06-08 | PNG-1978-L-12976

    An Act to amend the Industrial Relations Act 1962 to allow for the appointment of boards of reference. No. 36. Inserts a new s. 25A boards of reference.

  13. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Industrial Organisations (Amendment) (Collection of Union Contributions) Act 1978.

    Adoption: 1978-03-31 | PNG-1978-L-12975

    An Act to amend the Industrial Organisations Act 1962 so as to oblige employers to deduct union contributions from moneys paid to employees, and for related purposes. No. 25. Inserts a new s. 66A.

  14. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Coasting Trade) Regulation 1978. - Regulation on-line [as consolidated to November 2006]

    Adoption: 1978 | PNG-1978-R-77369

    Regulates the application and fees etc. for coastal trade licences and permits.

  15. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Migration Act 1978 (Chapter 16). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1978 | PNG-1978-L-82397

    Regulates the entry and exit of foreign persons into and from the country.

  16. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Committee of Advice) Regulation 1977. - Regulation on-line [as consolidated to November 2006]

    Adoption: 1977 | PNG-1977-R-77370

    Regulates the establishment of a committee of advice under Part XI of the Act.

  17. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Mining (Safety) Act 1977 (No. 45 of 1977). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1977 | Date of entry into force: 1978-06-08 | PNG-1977-L-82399

    Regulates the inspection, works and safety of mines. To be read along with the Mining Act 1992.

  18. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Safety) Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 21 of 1976). - Regulation on-line [as consolidated to November 2006]

    Adoption: 1976 | PNG-1976-R-54781

    Regulates safety with respect to merchant shipping. Part One makes introductory provisions. Part Two governs required safety certificates for passenger ships and cargo ships. Part Three regulates surveys and inspections. Establishes requirements for ships to be surveyed with regard to equipment, hulls, load lines, machinery and radios. Part Four provides for Papua New Guinea safety certificates. Part Five provides for the implementation of safety and load line conventions. Part Six sets forth safety regulations which govern, inter alia, hulls, anchors and cables, ship side fittings, rudder and stearing gear, main and auxiliary machinery, pressure vessels, boiler feed systems, spare gear and tools, load lines, compasses, life-saving equipment, and signalling equipment. Sets safety requirements with regard to fires and fire services. Establishes requirements for radios. Governs the packing and stowage of dangerous goods. Makes requirements for safety on board and safe working practices.

  19. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Crewmen) Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 22 of 1977). - Regulation on-line [as consolidated to November 2006]

    Adoption: 1976 | PNG-1976-R-54782

    Governs the qualification and employment of merchant shipping seafarers. Establishes a scale of qualification for seafarers, including a deck manning scale and an engine room manning scale. Provides for the issuing of certificates of competency. Regulates the application for certificates. Regulates contracts and agreements. Governs the termination of employment. Establishes that crewmen are not to be left behind outside of Papua New Guinea. Prohibits the employment of young persons without medical examinations. Governs the payment of wages and provides for appropriate deductions. Regulates crewmen accommodation. Obliges ships to carry certain medical equipment. Provides for inspections. Regulates crewmen identification cards and log book requirements. Includes appropriate forms for use with the regulations.

  20. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Navigational Aids) Regulation 1976. - Regulation on-line [as consolidated to November 2006]

    Adoption: 1976 | PNG-1976-R-77371

  21. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Pilotage) Regulation 1976. - Regulation on-line [as consolidated to 2006]

    Adoption: 1976 | PNG-1976-R-77383

    Regulates, inter alia, the licensing of pilots, their renewal as well as the medical aptitude of pilots.

  22. Papua New Guinea - - Constitution

    Constitution of Papua New Guinea, 1975. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1975-09-16 | PNG-1975-C-44016

    The Preamble sets forth national goals and directive principles. These include integral human development, equality and participation, national sovereignty and self-reliance. Economic development shall encourage small-scale artisan, service and business activity, and shall respect traditional culture. Part I, Division 3 sets forth basic rights, including right to life, freedom of expression, thought, employment, and assembly, as well as protection from inhuman treatment and forced labour. All citizens are equal irrespective of race, tribe, political opinion, religion or sex. Part IV regulates citizenship. Art. 217 provides for the post of an Ombudsman; Part X provides for Emergency Powers. Schedule 2.6 provides for the adoption and continuation of pre-independence laws.

  23. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Merchant Shipping Act (Chapter 242). - Act on-line [as consolidated to 2006]

    Adoption: 1975-09-04 | PNG-1980-L-77368

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - National Character and Flag
    Part III - Registration and Ships
    Part IV - Safety
    Part V - Crewmen
    Part VI - Shipping Casualties, Inquiries and Investigations
    Part VII - Navigational Aids
    Part VIII - Pilotage
    Part IX - Coasting Trade
    Part X - Liability of Shipowners and Others
    Part XI - Committees of Advice [Repealed]
    Part XIA - Wreck and Salvage
    Part XII - Miscellaneous
    Repeals the Wreck and Salvage Act

  24. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Industrial Safety (Chemical Treatment of Timber) Order 1975. - Order on-line

    Adoption: 1975 | PNG-1975-R-65901

    Provides, inter alia, for requirements for chemical-processing areas and their maintenance.

  25. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Registration) Regulation 1975. - Regulation on-line [as consolidated to 2006]

    Adoption: 1975 | PNG-1975-R-77382

    Regulates registration of ships, sale and transfer of ships, discharge and transfer of mortgages.

  26. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Defence Force Retirement Benefits Regulation 1975. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1975 | PNG-1975-R-88009

  27. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Organic Law on Certain Constitutional Office-holders. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1975 | PNG-1975-L-88050

    1. Definitions.
    2. Application of other law to constitutional office-holders.
    3. Qualifications for appointment.
    [4. Repealed]
    5. Qualifications for appointment.
    [6. Repealed]
    7. Appointment.
    8. Qualifications for appointment.
    [9. Repealed]
    10. Qualifications for appointment and disqualifications from office.
    [11. Repealed]
    12. Declaration of Office.
    13. Term of office.
    14. Disqualifications from office.
    15. Conditions of employment general to all constitutional office-holders.
    16. Resignation.
    17. Retirement.
    18. Acting constitutional office-holder.
    19. Annual reports.
    20. First Public Prosecutor.
    21. First Public Solicitor.
    22. First Clerk of the National Parliament.
    23. First Auditor-General.
    24. Term of office of first constitutional office-holders.

  28. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Organic Law on immediate and transitional constitutional provisions. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1975 | PNG-1975-L-88051

    1. Interpretation.
    2. Continuing effect of pre-Independence laws.
    3. Declarations, affirmations, etc.
    4. Effect of Part III.
    5. Former instrumentalities, etc.
    6. Former officers, etc.
    7. First Secretary to the National Executive Council.
    8. First Magistrates.
    9. First subordinate courts.
    10. Pending legal proceedings.
    11. Saving of judgements, etc.
    12. Former provincial government bodies.
    13. Former Local Government bodies.
    14. Power of Mercy.
    15. Application.
    16. References in pre-Independence laws.

  29. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Organic Law on Residence. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1975 | PNG-1975-L-88054

  30. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Organic Law on the Guarantee of the Rights and Independence of Constitutional Office-holders. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1975 | PNG-1975-L-88055

  31. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Organic Law on the Ombudsman Commission. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1975 | PNG-1975-L-88057

    Being an Organic Law to implement Division VIII.2 (Ombudsman Commission) of the Constitution.

  32. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Citizenship Act 1975 (Cap. 12). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1975 | PNG-1975-L-105167

  33. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Criminal Code Act 1974 (Cap. 262). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1974 | PNG-1974-L-70707

  34. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Defence Force Retirement Benefits Act 1974 (Cap. 76). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1974 | PNG-1974-L-88007

    Provides benefits for members of the Defence Force on retirement and for their families on death.

  35. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Industrial Safety (Explosive-powered Tools) Order 1973. - Order on-line

    Adoption: 1973 | PNG-1973-R-65903

    Provides, inter alia, for requirements for projectiles and use of cartridges.

  36. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Identity Regulation 1973. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1973 | PNG-1973-R-88038

    1. Application.
    2. Restriction on use of National Flag or National Emblem.
    3. Warrant to use flags.

  37. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Public Health Act 1973 (Cap. 226). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1973 | PNG-1973-L-88061

    Being an Act relating to public health and to mental disorders, and for related purposes.

  38. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Industrial Relations Regulation of 1972 (Consolidated up to 31 March 2001). - Regulation on-line

    Adoption: 1972 | PNG-1972-R-65873

    Contains provisions on record of proceedings, representation of organizations and notice to parties of hearing of dispute.

  39. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Minimum Age (Sea) Act of 1972. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1972 | PNG-1972-L-65872

    Part I: Preliminary, Part II: Employment at Sea, Part III: Miscellaneous.

  40. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment (Training and Regulation) Ordinance No. 99 of 1971.

    Adoption: 1971-12-30 | PNG-1971-R-16940

    An Ordinance to require and encourage the provision of greater training and employment opportunities in Papua New Guinea for persons other than immigrants and for that purpose to permit of the control of the employment of furture immigrants, and for related purposes. No. 99.

  41. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Industrial Relations (Minimum Wages Board) Ordinance 1971.

    Adoption: 1971-07-24 | PNG-1971-R-16937

    An Ordinance to amend the Industrial relations Ordinance 1962-1970 so as to provide for a Minimum Wages Board, and for associated purposes. No. 32.

  42. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Superannuation (Non-Contributory Units) Ordinance 1971.

    Adoption: 1971-06-30 | PNG-1971-R-16938

    An Ordinance to amend the Superannuation (Papua and New Guinea) Ordinance 1951-1970 in order to provide for non-contributory units of pension, and for other purposes. No. 56.

  43. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Industrial Safety (Monocrotophos) Order 1971. - Order on-line

    Adoption: 1971 | PNG-1971-R-65905

    Applies to the use of monocrotophos as a spray in cacao plantations. Contains provisions on liability of employers, medical safeguards and blood examinations.

  44. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Services Conciliation and Arbitration Regulations 1971. - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 1971 | PNG-1971-R-54780

    Governs the administration of public services conciliation and arbitration. Prescribes the public employees and employers to which the regulations apply. Governs the form for documents of claims and regulates summons to witnesses. Provides for the registration of determinations and agreements. Sets fees for determinations.

  45. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    National Identity Act 1971 (Cap. 9). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1971 | PNG-1971-L-88037

    1. Papua New Guinea National Flag.
    2. Other flags.
    3. Authority to use flags.
    4. Rules as to use of flags.
    5. Official use of National Flag.
    6. Improper use of National Flag, etc.
    7. Papua New Guinea National Emblem.
    8. Rules as to use of National Emblem.
    9. Official use of National Emblem.
    10. Improper use of National Emblem.
    10A. National Pledge of Papua New Guinea.
    10B. Use of the National Pledge.
    10C. Authority to use the National Pledge.
    10D. Improper or unauthorized use of the National Pledge.
    10E. Interpretation.
    10F. Order of Papua New Guinea.
    10G. Admittance to the Order.
    10H. Other awards.
    10I. Honours and Awards Committee.
    10J. Rules relating to the Order and to other awards.
    10K. Wearing of Insignia.
    10L. Offences against this Part.
    10M. Chief of State Protocol and Ceremonies.
    10N. Protocol and ceremonial directives and guidelines.
    10O. Interpretation.
    10P. Declaration of National Logo.
    10Q. Declaration of official flag, official song and official theme.
    10R. Rules as to use of National Logo, etc.
    10S. Official use of a National Logo, etc.,.
    10T. Improper use of a National Logo, etc.,.
    10U. Provisions of Trade Marks Act not to apply.
    10V. Interpretation.
    10W. Papua New Guinea National Anthem.
    10X. Official use of National Anthem.
    10Y. Improper use of a National Anthem.
    11. Regulations.

  46. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Services Conciliation and Arbitration Act, 1969 (No. 39). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1969-06-12 | PNG-1969-R-54779

    Governs conciliation and arbitration of industrial disputes in the public sector. Provides for the establishment of arbitration tribunals and boards of inquiry. Sets the functions and composition of boards and tribunals. Governs the settlement of claims, evidence determinations, and enforcement.

  47. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Industrial Safety (Excavation Works, Shafts and Tunnels) Order 1968. - Order on-line

    Adoption: 1968 | PNG-1968-R-65902

    Contains provisions on ventilation, signals, safety measures for cages, special safety and protection.

  48. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Industrial Safety (Lifts) Order 1968. - Order on-line

    Adoption: 1968 | PNG-1968-R-65904

    Provides for liability of operators, approval of lifts and inspection.

  49. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment Placement Service Ordinance No. 18 of 1966.

    Adoption: 1967-04-20 | PNG-1967-R-18874

    An Ordinance to provide for the establishment of an employment placement service, and for other purposes.

  50. Papua New Guinea - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Industrial Safety (Building Works) Order 1967. - Order on-line

    Adoption: 1967 | PNG-1967-R-65900

    Provides for safety measures with ladders, electrical appliances, cranes and hoists.

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