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  1. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Employment Placement Service Act of 1966 (Consolidated up to 31 March 2001). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1966 | PNG-1966-L-65871

    Provides for the establishment of the Employment Placement Service, its functions and employment in declared areas.

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

    Industrial Safety (Tractors and Earthmoving and Mobile Construction Equipment) Order 1965. - Order on-line

    Adoption: 1965 | PNG-1965-R-65906

    Contains provisions on logging operations, protective clothing and warning signs.

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

    Industrial Safety, Health and Welfare Regulation of 1965 (Cap. 175A). - Regulation on-line

    Adoption: 1965 | PNG-1965-R-65870

    Part I. Preliminary, Part II. Administration, Part III. Registration, etc., of Factories, Part IV. Conditions of Work, Part V. Boilers and Pressure Vessels, Part VI. Saw Milling and Woodworking, Part VII. Miscellaneous.

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

    Industrial Organizations Regulation 1963 (Cap. 173). - Regulation on-line

    Adoption: 1963 | PNG-1963-R-65907

    Provides for registration, constitution and funding of industrial organizations.

  5. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Discriminatory Practices Act 1963 (Cap. 269). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1963 | PNG-1963-L-88006

    1. Interpretation.
    2. Prohibition of discrimination.
    3. Offences on licensed premises.
    4. Incitement to racial hatred, etc.
    5. Prosecutions only with consent.
    6. Consequences of conviction.
    7. Offences in relation to complaints, etc.
    8. Regulations.

  6. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Marriage Act 1963 (Cap. 280). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1963 | PNG-1963-L-88014

    Regulates marriages including the age of marriage and the marriage of minors (section 8).

  7. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Matrimonial Causes Act 1963 (Cap. 282). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1963 | PNG-1963-L-88016

    Act relating to divorces and separations.

  8. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Industrial Relations Act of 1962 (Cap. 174). - Act on-line (Consolidated to No 7 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1962 | PNG-1962-L-65874

    Part I. Preliminary, Part II. Industrial Matters Generally, Part III. Settlement of Industrial Disputes, Part IV. Awards, Part V. Registration, Disallowance, etc., of Awards and Determinations, Part VI. Common Rules, Part VII. Conduct of Proceedings, Part VIII. Offences, Part IX. Miscellaneous.

  9. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Industrial Organizations Act 1962 (Cap. 173). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1962 | PNG-1962-L-65908

    The Act provides for the registration and control of industrial organizations. An “industrial organization” under the Act "means a trade or other union, or branch of a union, or an organization or body–
    (a) that is composed of, or is representative of, employers or employees; and
    (b) one of the objects of which is, under its constitution, the regulation, in respect of industrial matters, of the relations between–
    (i) employees and employers; or
    (ii) employees and employees; or
    (iii) employers and employers,
    or for taking part in or in the settlement of industrial disputes on behalf of its members, whether it would or would not, if this Act had not been passed, have been deemed to be unlawful by reason of some one or more of its objects being in restraint of trade."

    Part I: Preliminary
    Part II: Registrar and other officers
    Part III: Registration
    Part IV: Rights and liabilities of registered industrial organizations
    Part V: Constitutions of industrial organizations
    Part VI: Funds and accounts
    Part VII: Miscellaneous.

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

    Child Welfare Regulation, 1962. - Regulation on-line

    Adoption: 1962 | PNG-1962-R-70705

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

    Savings and Loan Societies Ordinance (No. 41 of 1961, as amended up to 1966).

    Adoption: 1961-10-10 | Date of entry into force: 1962-05-10 | PNG-1961-R-42737

    Paragraph 49 (8) provides that upon registration of a cooperative society under this Ordinance, the registration under the Cooperative Societies Ordinance (1950) or the Native Economic Development Ordinance (1951-52) is cancelled without the necessity for winding up. Applied by the 1962 Savings and Loan Societies Regulations.

  12. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Industrial Safety, Health and Welfare Act of 1961 (Cap. 175). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1961 | PNG-1961-L-65869

    Part I. Preliminary, Part II. Administration, Part III. Inspection and General, Part IV. Registration of Factories, Part V. Conditions of Work, Part VI. Miscellaneous.

  13. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Child Welfare Act 1961 (Consolidated to No. 13 of 1990). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1961 | PNG-1961-L-70703

    Provides for the protection of children under the age of 16 years. Allows for the director to place a child in employment either as an apprentice or, in certain circumstances, in suitable employment without apprenticeship (section 73). Part XI regulates the Employment of Children. It is prohibited to endanger a child by involving them in a public exhibition or performance or any preparation, training or rehearsal for a public exhibition or performance (section 79). It is also prohibited for a child to be involved in street trading between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m or at any time on a Sunday (section 80).

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

    Mining Development Regulation 1957. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1957 | PNG-1957-R-88029

    1. Interpretation.
    2. Application for advance.
    3. Hire of boring plant, etc.
    4. Deposit of drilling charges.
    5. Hiring charges.
    6. Advances, etc., for draining, etc.

  15. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Mining Development Act 1955 (No. 60 of 1955). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1955 | PNG-1955-L-88028

    1. Interpretation.
    2. Purposes of advances.
    3. Applications for advances.
    4. Reference to professional officers.
    5. Agreement with borrower.
    6. Security.
    7. Payment of dividends, etc.
    8. Recovery of advance.
    9. Provisions applicable until moneys advanced have been paid.
    10. Appointment of agent by borrower.
    11. Non-compliance with Act.
    12. Interpretation of Part III.
    13. Purchase, etc., of plant by the State.
    14. Erection of plant.
    15. Rates for testing and treating.
    16. Stealing from plant.
    17. Minister may pay whole cost of boring for gold, etc.
    18. Agreement to pay proportion of cost.
    19. Purchase and hire of boring plant.
    20. Advance or expenditure of moneys for draining or making roads.
    21. Assistance in marketing.
    22. Regulations.

  16. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Public Holidays Act 1953 (Cap. 321).

    Adoption: 1953 | PNG-1953-L-65909

    Fixes the dates of public holidays, independence days and bank holidays.

  17. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Married Women's Property Act 1953 (Cap. 281). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1953 | PNG-1953-L-88015

    Being an Act relating to the capacity, property and liabilities of married women.

  18. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Quarantine Act 1953 (Cap. 234). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1953 | PNG-1953-L-110194

    Being an Act relating to quarantine, and for related purposes.

  19. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Deserted Wives and Children Act 1951 (No. 5 of 1952). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1952-07-07 | PNG-1952-L-88005

    1. Interpretation.
    2. Power of Court to issue summons or warrant.
    3. Hearing and order.
    4. Security.
    5. Attachment of annuities.
    6. Seizure of defendant's goods.
    7. Further orders.
    8. Disobedience of order.
    9. Warrants.
    10. Proceeding in divorce, etc.
    11. Variation of order.
    12. Appeal.
    13. One complaint only necessary.
    14. Welfare of child.
    15. Application for protection order.
    16. Rescission of order.
    17. Spouse as witness.
    18. Power to compel defendant to give evidence.
    19. Proof of marriage.
    20. Constructive desertion.
    21. Evidence of desertion.
    22. Desertion of child.
    23. Desertion of wife.
    24. Saving of liability under the underlying law.
    25. Costs.
    26. Application of District Courts Act.
    27. Service of summons.

  20. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Seamen (Foreign) Act 1952. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1952 | PNG-1952-L-65910

    Contains provisions on seamen deserting from foreign ships, penalties, searches and expenses.

  21. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Seamen (Unemployment Indemnity) Act 1951. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1951 | PNG-1951-L-65911

    Seafarers shall be entitled, in respect of each day on which they are unemployed during a period of two months from the date of termination of service, to receive wages at the rate to which they were entitled at that date.

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

    Native Regulation 1939 (Cap. 316). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1939 | PNG-1939-R-88046

    Provides offences for adultery (article 17), inducing, etc., female to have unlawful sexual intercourse (article 18) and evidence of spouses (article 20).

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

    Mining (Safety) Regulation 1935. - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 1935 | PNG-1935-R-82400

    Contains specific detailed provisions for the implementation of the Mining (Safety) Act.

  24. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Native Administration Regulation 1921 (Cap. 315). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1921 | PNG-1921-L-88044

    "A person who is subject to this Regulation and who induces or compels, or does anything with the object of inducing or compelling, a female to have sexual intercourse with a male person who is not her husband is guilty of an offence.

    Penalty: A fine not exceeding K6.00 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or both."

    (Article 15)

    All other articles have been repealed.

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