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

    Employment of Non-Citizens Regulation 2008 (No. 8 of 2008). - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 2008 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | PNG-2008-R-82390

    Implements the Employment of Non-Citizens Act 2007. Deals with applications for work permits, recruiting of foreign workers and proof of language proficiency.

  2. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Employment of Non-Citizens (Amendment) Act 2008. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | PNG-2008-L-92090

    1 Interpretation (Amendment of Section 3).
    2. New Section 13A.

  3. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Employment of Non-Citizens Act 2007 (No. 10 of 2007). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-10-01 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | PNG-2007-L-82389

    Provides for the regulation and control of non-citizens employed outside of the public sector. Repeals the 1978 Act.

  4. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Motu Koita Assembly Act 2007 (No. 7 of 2007). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-07-03 | PNG-2007-L-88031

    Being an Act to provide for a government for the Motu Koita people of the National Capital District pursuant to Section 4 of the Constitution and for related purpose.

  5. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Mineral Resources Authority Act 2005 (No. 18 of 2005). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-12-23 | PNG-2005-L-88017

    Being an Act to provide for the establishment of the Mineral Resources Authority and to define its powers and functions, and for related purposes.

  6. Papua New Guinea - - Constitution

    Constitution of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville 2004. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2004-12-21 | PNG-2004-C-82386

    Sets out the Constitution of Bougainville. Rights include freedom from forced labour, freedom of employment and freedom of assembly and association. Section 39 states that "The Autonomous Bougainville Government shall recognize and promote the protection of the rights of workers and employees."

  7. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Informal Sector Development and Control Act 2004 (No. 5 of 2004). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2004-05-14 | PNG-2004-L-82393

    Provides the facilities and encourages the development of informal businesses in urban and rural areas. Regulates and controls the development of informal businesses, including through the establishment of inspection and establishes rules for the protection of public health and safety.

    Acts not applicable to informal businesses:
    - Associations Incorporation Act 1966
    - Building Act 1971
    - Business Groups Incorporation Act 1974
    - Industrial Safety, Health and Welfare Act 1961
    - Food Sanitation Act 1991
    - Land Act 1996
    - Land Groups Incorporation Act 1974
    - Packaging Act 1974
    - Physical Planning Act 1989
    - Second-hand Dealers Act 1968
    - Trading Act 1949
    - Public Health Act 1973

  8. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    National Maritime Safety Authority Act 2003 (No. 11 of 2003). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003-11-25 | PNG-2003-L-82402

    Provides for the establishment of the National Maritime Safety Authority. Outlines its functions, and powers as well as membership of the Authority. Also repeals the following Acts:
    - The Water Police Act of 1853 (Queensland, adopted) (Papua)
    - Navigation Act 1889 (Papua)
    - Administrator's Powers Act 1923 (T.N.G.)
    - The Marine Board Act of 1908 (Papua)
    - Coastal Shipping, Ports and Harbours Regulations 1938 (T.N.G.)

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

    Co-operative Societies Regulation 2003 (No. 1 of 2003). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-07-10 | PNG-2003-R-82382

    Made under the Co-operative Societies Act, 1982.

    1. Fees
    2. Form of application for registration of a society
    3. Certificate of registration
    4. List of eligible persons
    5. Statement of objects, etc., of society
    6. Proposed board of directors
    7. List of other elected officers
    8. Signature of Directors to rules
    9. Arrangement of meeting
    10. Statement showing name of application
    11. Registration's notice on application
    12. Refund by registrar of membership subscription
    13. Notification of publication of registration
    14. Approval of rejections of rules
    15. Change of name of society

  10. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    HIV/AIDS Management and Prevention Act 2003 (No. 4 of 2003). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003-07-02 | PNG-2003-L-71665

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Discrimination and Other Unlawful Acts
    Part III - Testing, Counselling, Reporting and Confidentiality
    Part IV - Persons Creating a Risk to Others
    Part V - Dealing with Unlawful Acts
    Part VI - Miscellaneous

  11. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Organic Law on the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates 2003. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003 | PNG-2003-L-88056

    Being an Being an Organic Law to implement Subdivision VI.2.H (Protection of Elections from Outside or Hidden Influences) of the Constitution and for related purposes,

  12. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Public Services (Management)(Selection and Appointment of Departmental Heads and Provincial Administrators) Regulation 2003 (No. 5 of 2003). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003 | PNG-2003-L-88060

    1. Declaration of Departmental Head vacancy.
    2. Procedure for appointment of Departmental Head.
    3. Review of Departmental Head appointment and performance prior to expiry of appointment.
    4. Temporary appointment of Departmental Head.
    5. Vacancy in the office of provincial administrator.
    6. Review of provincial administrator's appointment and performance within prior to expiry of appointment.
    7. Temporary appointment of a provincial administrator.
    8. Non-Citizens not to be considered for appointment in certain circumstances.
    9. Selection processes commenced.
    10. Regulation to prevail.

  13. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Criminal Code (Sexual Offences and Crimes Against Children) Act 2002 (No. 27 of 2002). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-06-26 | Date of entry into force: 2003-04-10 | PNG-2003-L-92089

    The Criminal Code (Sexual Offences and Crimes against Children) Act of 2002 introduced a series of new offences to the Criminal Code extending the scope of sexual offences. The offences are graded according to the seriousness of the harm and incorporate the ways in which women are sexually violated. Tougher sentences were introduced, the marital immunity that had previously protected husbands from a charge of rape was removed, and the requirement for corroboration was removed.

  14. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Organic Law on Peace-Building in Bougainville-Autonomous Bougainville Government and Bougainville Referendum 2002. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-06-25 | PNG-2002-L-88053

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

    Superannuation Regulation 2002 (No. 3 of 2002). - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 2002 | PNG-2002-R-82405

    1. Interpretation.
    2. Eligibility age.
    3. Employees engaged in primary production.
    4. Minimum or other contributions for non-citizens.
    5. Rates for employer contributions.
    6. Rates for employee contributions.
    7. Penal rate of interest.
    8. Proof of right to build on customary land.
    9. Prior benefits to continue.

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

    Oil and Gas Regulation 2002 (No. 10 of 2002). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002 | PNG-2002-R-88048

    Regulates, inter alia, the health and safety standards in the gas and oil industry.

  17. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Superannuation (General Provision) Act 2000 (No. 66 of 2000). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2000-05-30 | PNG-2000-L-82404

    Makes provision for the licensing, regulation and supervision of superannuation funds, trustees, investment managers and fund administrators, the imposition of mandatory contributions to superannuation funds and to amend various Acts.
    Amends the following Acts
    - the National Provident Fund Act 1980 is amended in accordance with Schedule 5; and
    - the Public Officers Superannuation Fund Act 1990 is amended in accordance with Schedule 6; and
    - the Defence Force Retirement Benefits Act 1974 is amended in accordance with Schedule 7; and
    - the Companies Act 1997 is amended in accordance with Schedule 8.
    On the day on which the National Provident Fund becomes an authorized superannuation fund under Section 8, the National Provident Fund Act (Chapter 377) is repealed.

  18. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Free Trade Zones Act 2000 (No 18 of 2000) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2000 | PNG-2000-L-70738

    Establishes the framework and mechanism for the creation, operation, administration and co-ordination of free trade zones in Papua New Guinea and creation and establishment of free trade zones Authorities, their powers and functions.

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

    Fisheries Management Regulation 2000 (No. 2 of 2000). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000 | PNG-2000-R-88004

    Implements the Fisheries Management Act. Includes provisions on licences and vessel monitoring.

  20. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    National Provident Fund (Financial Reconstruction) Act 2000 (No. 52 of 2000). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000 | PNG-2000-L-88039

    1. Compliance with constitutional requirements.
    2. Interpretation.
    3. Accounts for the period ending 31 December 2000.
    4. State grant.
    5. Employer contribution.
    6. Adjustment to members┐ accounts.
    7. Imposition of special employer contribution.
    8. Amounts not to be accumulations.
    9. Extensions to the operative period.
    10. Confirmation of existing borrowings.
    11. Liquefication and conversion to Government securities.
    12. Form and substance of inscribed stock.
    13. Limitation of action.
    14. Deemed authority for borrowing from PNGBC.

  21. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    National Youth Commission Act 1999 (No. 26 of 1999). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1999 | PNG-1999-L-65898

    Creates the National Youth Commission and the National Youth Council. Also provides for the establishment of provincial youth councils.

    Repeals the National Youth Service Act 1991.

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

    Oil and Gas Regulation 1999 (No. 12 of 1999). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999 | PNG-1999-R-88049

    Regulates, inter alia, the health and safety standards in the gas and oil industry.

  23. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Fisheries Management Act 1998 (No. 48 of 1998). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998 | PNG-1998-L-88003

    An Act to provide for and give effect to the National Goals and Directive Principles and in particular to promote the management and sustainable development of fisheries, and for related purposes.

  24. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Organic Law on Provincial Governments and Local-level Governments (No. 29 of 1998). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998 | PNG-1998-L-88035

    Implements Part VIA (Provincial Governments and Local-level Governments) of the Constitution by making provision for and in respect of a system of Provincial Governments and Local-level Governments for the provinces pursuant to the Second National Goal (Equality and Participation) of the National Goals and Directive Principles of the Constitution. Repeals and replaces the Organic Law on Provincial Government.

  25. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Oil and Gas Act 1998 (No. 49 of 1998). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998 | PNG-1998-L-88047

    Regulates the oil and gas industry. Contains certain provisions which relate to the health and safety of workers (article 88, 116(6)(a), 124, 125, 126, 127, 152 and 182)

  26. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Police Act 1998 (No. 37 of 1998). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998 | PNG-1998-L-102733

  27. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Companies Act, 1997 (No. 10 of 1997). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997 | PNG-1997-L-88001

    Reforms the law relating to companies and repeals the Companies Act (Chapter 146).

  28. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    National AIDS Council Act 1997 (No. 30 of 1997). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997 | PNG-1997-L-88032

    1. Compliance with Constitutional requirements.
    2. Interpretation.
    3. Establishment of the Council.
    4. Objects of the Council.
    5. Functions of the Council.
    6. Powers of the Council.
    7. Composition of the Council.
    8. Alternate members.
    9. Leave of absence of members.
    10. Vacation of office.
    11. Vacancy not to affect powers or functions.
    12. Meetings of the Council.
    13. Disclosure of interest by members.
    14. Delegation.
    15. Reports.
    16. Power to establish Committees, etc.
    17. Vacancy not to affect powers or functions.
    18. Meetings of Committees.
    19. Procedures of Committees.
    20. Establishment of the National AIDS Council Secretariat.
    21. Director.
    22. Staff of the Council.
    23. Terms and conditions of employment.
    24. Consultants.
    25. Application of Public Finances (Management) Act 1995.
    26. Funds of the Council.
    27. Regulations.

  29. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    National Health Administration Act 1997 (No. 325 of 1997). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997 | PNG-1997-L-88034

    Being an Act to provide for the administration of health services in accordance with the principles of decentralisation contained in the Organic Law on Provincial Governments and Local-level Governments, and for related purposes.

  30. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Organic Law on National and Local-Level Governments Elections 1997 (No. 3 of 1997). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997 | PNG-1997-L-88052

    Being an Organic Law to implement Section 125 (electorates) Section 126 (elections) and Section 187C (Constitution, functions, etc., of Provincial Governments and Local-level Governments) of the Constitution by providing for┐
    (a) a Boundaries Commission; and
    (b) the defining of boundaries of National Electorates; and
    (c) an Electoral Commission; and
    (d) the holding of National Elections; and
    (e) the holding of Local-level Government Elections,

    and to repeal the Organic Law on National Elections and other laws and to make consequential amendments to the Organic Law on Provincial Governments and Local-level Governments and for related purposes.

  31. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Papua New Guinea Institute of Public Administration Act 1993 (No. 5 of 1993). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1993 | PNG-1993-L-87999

    1. Definition.
    2. Establishment of Papua New Guinea Institute of Public Administration.
    3. Functions of the Institute.
    4. Powers of the Institute.
    5. Discrimination.
    6. Establishment of the Governing Council.
    7. Membership of the Council.
    8. Alternate members.
    9. Chairman and Deputy Chairman.
    10. Leave of absence of members.
    11. Vacation of Office.
    12. Vacancy not to affect powers or functions.
    13. Calling of meetings.
    14. Meetings of the Council.
    15. Disclosure of interest by members.
    16. Committees of the Council.
    17. Functions of the Council.
    18. Powers of the Council.
    19. Delegation.
    20. Reports.
    21. Director.
    22. Officers.
    23. Application of Public Finances (Management) Act 1995.
    24. The General Orders of the Institute.
    25. Purposes of the Institute to be public purpose.
    26. Repeal [Administrative College Act (Chapter 160)]

  32. Papua New Guinea - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Minimum Wages Board Determination, 1992.

    Adoption: 1992-08-21 | PNG-1992-M-67024

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

    National Provident Fund (Amendment) Rules 1992 (S.I. No. 1 of 1992).

    Adoption: 1992-06-29 | PNG-1992-R-30036

    These rules made pursuant to the National Provident Fund Act (Chapter 377) provide that where an establishment has been exempted from the operation of the Act under Sections 3 or 42 of the Act, the total amount of accumulations standing to the credit of an employee in that establishment shall be transferred to the credit of that employee in the Provident Fund of that establishment.

  34. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Mining Act, 1992 (No. 20 of 1992). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1992 | PNG-1992-L-82401

    Regulates the mining industry, including with respect to licences etc.

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

    Mining (Transitional Provisions) Regulation 1992 (No. 17 of 1992). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1992 | PNG-1992-R-88027

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

    Mining Regulation 1992. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1992 | PNG-1992-R-88030

    1. Exploration licence.
    2. Special mining lease.
    3. Mining lease.
    4. Alluvial mining lease.
    5. Lease for mining purposes.
    6. Mining easement.
    7. Application for a tenement.
    8. Application for extension of term of a tenement.
    9. Application for grant of a consolidated tenement.
    10. Application for surrender of a tenement, etc.
    11. Application for partial surrender of a tenement, etc.
    12. Variation of approved proposals.
    13. Notice of objection.
    14. Notice of cancellation.
    15. Instrument of transfer of tenement.
    16. Description of boundary.
    17. Application for right to enter land and right to enter land.
    18. Caveat.
    19. Programme.
    20. Variation of approved programme.
    21. Bi-annual exploration report.
    22. Bi-annual expenditure statement.
    23. Notice of intention to negotiate on the mining of alluvial minerals.
    24. Annual minimum expenditure.
    25. Monthly report.
    26. Fees.
    27. Rents.
    28. Security.

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

    Apprenticeship and Trade Regulation 1991. - Regulation on-line

    Adoption: 1991 | PNG-1991-R-65897

    Provides for apprenticeship training, trade testing, contracts and certificates.

  38. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    National Training Council Act 1991 (No. 12 of 1991). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1991 | PNG-1991-L-88042

    1. Compliance with Constitutional requirements.
    2. Interpretation.
    3. Establishment of the Council.
    4. Incorporation of the Council.
    5. Objectives of the Council.
    6. Functions of the Council.
    7. Powers of the Council.
    8. Constitution of the Council.
    9. Alternate Members.
    10. Vacation of office.
    11. Vacancy not to affect powers or functions.
    12. Meetings of the Council.
    13. Disclosure of interest by Members.
    14. Delegation.
    15. Reports.
    16. Power to establish Committees, etc.
    17. Vacancy not to affect powers or functions.
    18. Calling of meetings of Committees.
    19. Procedures of a Committee.
    20. Overseas Training Priorities Committee.
    21. Screening and Accreditation Committee.
    22. National Training Council Secretariat.
    23. Consultants.
    24. Application of Public Finances (Management) Act 1986.
    25. National Training Plan.
    26. Council may obtain information relating to training.
    27. Protection of Members of the Council.
    28. Review of National Training Council.
    29. Development, etc., plans of In-Service Training Institutions to be submitted to the Council.
    30. Regulations.

  39. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Industrial Centres Development Corporation Act 1990. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1990 | PNG-1990-L-65899

    Contains provisions on corporations, their board and staff.

  40. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    National Housing Corporation Act 1990 (No. 6 of 1990). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1990 | PNG-1990-L-88036

    Being an Act to provide for the establishment of the National Housing Corporation and to define its powers and functions, and for related purposes.

  41. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    National Volunteer Service Act 1990 (No. 17 of 1990). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1990 | PNG-1990-L-88043

    1. Public interest.
    2. Interpretation.
    3. National Volunteer Service.
    4. Functions of the National Volunteer Service.
    5. Powers of the Service.
    6. Council for the National Volunteer Service.
    7. Membership of the Council.
    8. Vacation of office.
    9. Vacancy not to affect power or function.
    10. Meetings of the Board.
    11. Disclosure of interest by Councillors.
    12. Delegation.
    13. Reports.
    14. Director.
    15. Functions of the Director.
    16. Other staff.
    17. Application for employment.
    18. Appointment of volunteer employees.
    19. Conditions of employment.
    20. Duties of volunteer employees.
    21. Non-citizen volunteer employees.
    22. Application of Public Finances (Management) Act.
    23. Charges for services.
    24. Funds of the service.
    25. Public Service rights.
    26. Regulations.

  42. Papua New Guinea - - Constitution

    Constitutional Changes (Consequential Amendments) Act 1988 (No. 17).

    Adoption: 1988-11-30 | Date of entry into force: 1988-09-01 | PNG-1988-C-8008

    These constitutional amendments relate to the retirement benefits of Parliamentary Members, to the allowances payable to certain officials of the Public Works Committee and to certain provisions of the Public Finances (Management) Act 1986.

  43. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Salaries and Conditions Monitoring Committee Act 1988 (No. 10 of 1988). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1988 | PNG-1988-L-69440

    Provides for establishment and functions of Salaries and Conditions Monitoring Committee. Functions of Committee are to coordinate and monitor wages policy of National Exceutive Council; to ensure that wages policy of Council is implemented; and to advise Council on measures that may be taken to further wages policy.

  44. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Salaries and Remuneration Commission Act 1988 (No. 1 of 1988). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1988 | PNG-1988-L-88062

    Being an Act to implement Section 216A(4) (the Salaries and Remuneration Commission) of the Constitution by providing for the powers and procedures of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, and for certain other matters in relation to it

  45. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Apprenticeship and Trade Testing Act No. 41 of 1986 (Consolidated up to 31 March 2001). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1986-11-10 | PNG-1986-L-39308

  46. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    P.N.G. Co-operative Investments Act 1985 (Cap. 412). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1985 | PNG-1985-L-88059

    Being an Act to repeal the Co-operative Education Trust Act (Chapter 162), to disband the Co-operative Education Trust and to make provision for the transfer of the Trust┐s assets and for related purposes.

  47. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Industrial Development (Wage Subsidy) Act 1984 (No. 37 of 1984). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1984-12-06 | PNG-1984-L-88011

    1. Interpretation.
    2. Administration.
    3. Delegation.
    4. Declaration of New Manufactured Products.
    5. Application for Certificate.
    6. Grant of Certificate.
    7. Objection Against Disallowance of Application.
    8. New Business to Manufacture Only New Manufactured Product.
    9. Records, etc.
    10. Cancellation of Certificate.
    11. Objections Against Cancellation of Certificate.
    12. Review Tribunal.
    13. Reference to the Review Tribunal.
    14. Subsidy Period.
    15. Calculation of Subsidy.
    16. Claim for Subsidy.
    17. Payment of Subsidy.
    18. Refund of Subsidy Payments.
    19. Penalty for Late Payment.
    20. Verification of Statements.
    21. Secrecy.
    22. Circumstances in which Certificate Lapses.
    23. Regulations.

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

    Education Regulation (Chapter No. 163) (as amended through 1983). - Regulation on-line

    Adoption: 1983 | PNG-1983-R-39299

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

    Workers' Compensation Regulation 1983. - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 1983 | PNG-1983-R-65913

    Part I: Preliminary. Part II: Administration. Part III: Procedure. Part IV: Miscellaneous.

  50. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Education Act 1983 (Chapter No. 163) - Act on-line (consolidated to Act No. 13 of 1995)

    Adoption: 1983 | Date of entry into force: 1983-07-01 | PNG-1983-L-39298

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