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  1. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2016 (No. 42 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-22 | PNG-2016-L-105168

  2. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Criminal Code (Amendment) Act 2016 (No. 34 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-13 | PNG-2016-L-105170

  3. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Cybercrime Code Act 2016 (No. 35 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-13 | PNG-2016-L-105171

  4. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Employment of Non-Citizens (Amendment) Act 2016 (No.12 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-13 | PNG-2016-L-105172

  5. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Industrial Organizations (Amendment) Act 2016 (No. 14 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-13 | PNG-2016-L-105173

  6. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Industrial Safety, Health and Welfare (Amendment) Act 2016 (No. 15 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-13 | PNG-2016-L-105174

    1. Regulations (Amendment of Section 50).
    2. Continuance of former acts, etc.

  7. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act 2016 (No. 21 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-13 | PNG-2016-L-105175

  8. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Migration (Amendment) Act 2016 (No. 22 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-13 | PNG-2016-L-105176

  9. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 57 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-11-23 | PNG-2015-L-105164

  10. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Mining (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 58 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-11-23 | PNG-2016-L-105165

  11. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Constitutional Amendment No 43 (Dual Citizenship) Law 2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-08-29 | PNG-2016-L-105169

    1. Right to privacy (Amendment of Section 49).
    2. Dual citizenship (Amendment of Section 64).
    3. Citizenship by descent (Amendment of Section 66).
    4. Citizenship by naturalisation (Amendment of Section 67).
    5. Automatic loss of citizenship (Amendment of Section 70).
    6. Functions of the Committee (Amendment of Section 76).

  12. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Criminal Code (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 42 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-02-09 | PNG-2016-L-102738

    1. Insanity (Amendment of Section 28).
    2. Accused person insane during trial (Amendment of Section 590).
    3. Acquittal on grounds of insanity (Amendment of Section 592).

  13. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Act 2015 (No. 20 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-01-20 | PNG-2016-L-105162

  14. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Climate Change (Management) Act 2015 (No. 19 of 2015.). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-11-20 | PNG-2015-L-105163

    Being an Act to provide for a regulatory framework to
    (a) promote and manage climate compatible development through climate change mitigation and adaptation activities; and
    (b) implement any relevant obligations of the State under applicable rules of international law and international agreements related to climate change; and
    (c) establish Papua New Guinea's Designated National Authority or an equivalent entity for the purposes of the Kyoto Protocol and any such other or subsequent arrangements or agreements made under the Kyoto Protocol,
    and for related purposes.

  15. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Migration (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 18 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-11-04 | PNG-2015-L-102741

    1. Compliance with constitutional requirements (Amendment of Section 1).
    2. Interpretation (Amendment of Section 2).
    3. Prevention of unlawful presence (Amendment of Section 10).
    4. Power to detain and remove persons from country (Amendment of Section 13).
    5. Repeal and replacement of Section 15B.
    6. Direction to reside in relocation centre (Amendment of Section 15C).
    7. Repeal and replacement of Section 15D.
    8. New Sections 15E and 15F.

  16. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Public Services (Management) (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 9 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-08-12 | PNG-2015-L-105166

  17. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Fisheries Management (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 1 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-03-06 | PNG-2015-L-102740

  18. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Criminal Code (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 21 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-01-20 | PNG-2015-L-102739

    Being an Act to amend the Criminal Code Act (Chapter 262) to criminalise money laundering and terrorist financing, and for related purposes. Introduces new Part VIA.

    PART VIA. - MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORIST FINANCING.
    Division 1. - Money Laundering.
    508A. Interpretation for this Division.
    508B. Crime of Money Laundering.
    508C. Crime of dealing with property reasonably suspected to be Criminal Property.
    508D. Alternative verdict.
    508E. Combining several contraventions in a single charge.
    508F. Proof of Criminal Property.
    508G. Multiple Charges.

    Division 2. - Terrorist Financing.
    508H. Application.
    508I. Interpretation for this Division.
    508J. Terrorist Financing.

  19. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Police (Amendment) Act 2014 (No. 48 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-12-22 | PNG-2014-L-102734

    1. Interpretation (Amendment of Section 2).
    2. Disciplinary officers (Amendment of Section 19).

  20. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Public Services (Management) (Amendment) Act 2014 (No. 49 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-12-22 | PNG-2014-L-102736

  21. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Higher Education (General Provisions) Act 2014 (No. 34 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-10-30 | PNG-2014-L-102730

  22. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Criminal Code (Amendment) Act 2014 (No. 25 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-10-21 | PNG-2014-L-102729

    Amends definition of immature age from "seven" to "ten" years old.

  23. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    National Youth Development Authority Act 2014 (No. 28 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-10-21 | PNG-2014-L-102732

    Being an Act to -
    (a) establish the National Youth Development Authority; and
    (b) define the functions and powers of the Authority; and
    (b) repeal the National Youth Commission Act 1999; and
    (c) make provision for the National Youth Development Authority, the Provincial Youth Development Council, District Youth Development Council, Local-level Youth Development Council,
    and for related purposes.

  24. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Small and Medium Enterprises Corporation Act 2014 (No. 32 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-10-21 | PNG-2014-L-102737

    Being an Act to -
    (a) establish the Small and Medium Enterprises Corporation; and
    (b) establish the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Council; and
    (c) repeal the Small Business Development Corporation Act 1990,
    and for related purposes.

  25. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Constitutional Amendment (No. 40) (Independent Commission Against Corruption) Law 2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-05-30 | PNG-2014-L-102728

  26. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Juvenile Justice Act 2014 (No. 11 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-05-30 | PNG-2014-L-102731

    Being an Act, as authorised by Section 172 (establishment of other courts) of the Constitution, to -
    (a) establish a comprehensive and separate juvenile justice system based on restorative justice, melanesian tradition and contemporary juvenile justice practices; and
    (b) to repeal the Juvenile Courts Act 1991 and to amend certain other Acts,
    and for related purposes.

  27. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Constitutional Amendment (No. 38) (Appointment of Certain Offices) Law 2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-05-14 | PNG-2014-L-102727

  28. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Constitutional Amendment (No. 37) (Citizenship) Law 2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-03-11 | PNG-2014-L-102726

  29. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Public Services (Management) Act 2014 (No. 22 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014 | PNG-2014-L-102735

    Being an Act to -
    (a) make provision for the appointment, conditions of employment, constitution, powers, procedures and functions of the Public Services Commission in accordance with Sections 190 (Establishment of the Commission) and 191 (Functions of the Commission) of the Constitution; and
    (b) implement Section 195 (Organisation, etc., of the State Services) of the Constitution in relation to the Public Service; and
    (c) implement the Organic Law on Provincial Governments and Local-level Governments insofar as an Act of the Parliament is required to make provision relating to the staffing of Provincial Governments and Local-level Governments; and
    (d) make provision for ensuring the implementation of decisions, directions and policies of the National Executive Council by the National Public Service and public bodies,
    and for related purposes,

  30. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Criminal Code (Amendment) Act 2013 (Act No. 6 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-09-18 | PNG-2013-L-98691

    1. New Section 299A - SECTION 299A. WILLFUL MURDER OF A PERSON ON ACCOUNT OF ACCUSATION OF SORCERY.
    2. New Section 347C - SECTION 347C. AGGRAVATED RAPE.
    3. Kidnapping (Amendment of Section 353).
    4. Kidnapping for Ransom (Amendment of Section 354).
    5. Stealing (Amendment of Section 372).
    6. Misappropriation of Property (Amendment of Section 383A).
    7. The Offence of Robbery (Amendment of Section 386).
    8. Sentence of Death (Amendment of Section 597).
    9. Execution of Sentence of Death (Amendment of Section 614).

  31. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Criminal Code (Amendment) Act 2013 (Act No. 30 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-04-07 | PNG-2013-L-98690

    1. NEW DIVISION III.10. - PEOPLE SMUGGLING
    206A. Compliance with Constitutional Requirements
    206B. Application
    206C. Interpretation
    206D. People Smuggling
    206E. Falsifying Travel or Identity Documents or Approval to Travel or Stay Documents
    206F. Consent of Smuggled Person not a Defence
    206G. Immunity from Criminal Prosecution
    206H. Orders for Expenses
    206I. Assistance to and Protection of Smuggled Persons

    2. NEW DIVISION IV.1A. - TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS
    208A. Application
    208B. Interpretation
    208C. Trafficking in Persons
    208D. Trafficking in Persons with Knowledge or Recklessness
    208E. Consent of Trafficked Person not a Defence
    208F. Immunity from Criminal Prosecution
    208G. Assistance to and Protection of Trafficked Persons

    3. Repeal of Sections 218 and 219.

  32. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Constitutional Amendment No. 35 (Provincial Electorates) Law 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-05-16 | PNG-2012-L-98688

  33. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Judicial Conduct Act 2012 (No. 4 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-04-03 | Date of entry into force: 2011-11-01 | PNG-2012-L-92097

  34. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Constitutional Amendment No. 33 (Sovereign Wealth Fund) Law 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-03-21 | PNG-2012-L-98687

  35. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Constitutional Amendment No.36 (Motions of No Confidence Law), 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012 | PNG-2012-L-98689

  36. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Constitutional Amendment No. 32 (Equality and Participation) Act 2011. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-12-25 | PNG-2011-L-92094

    1. Compliance with Constitutional Requirements.
    2. Membership (Amendment of Section 101).

  37. Papua New Guinea - - Constitution

    Constitutional (Amendment) (Number of Ministers) Law 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-06-24 | PNG-2010-C-96182

    Other Ministers (Amendment of Section 144).

  38. Papua New Guinea - - Constitution

    Constitutional Amendment No. 34 Law 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-03-09 | Date of entry into force: 2012-05-15 | PNG-2010-C-96181

    1. Responsibilities of office (Amendment of Section 27).
    2. Further provisions (Amendment of Section 28).
    3. Prosecution of misconduct in office (Amendment of Section 29).
    4. The Ombudsman Commission (Amendment of Section 217).
    5. New Section 219A.

  39. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Constitutional Amendment No. 31 (Provincial Electorates) Act 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010 | Date of entry into force: 2011-05-19 | PNG-2010-L-92093

  40. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Immigration and Citizenship Service Act 2010 (No. 8 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-15 | PNG-2010-L-92095

    Being an Act to establish the Papua New Guinea Immigration and Citizenship Services Authority and to define its power and functions, and for related purposes.

  41. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Lukautim Pikinini (Child) Act 2009 (No. 7 of 2009). - Information on Child Protection Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-10-09 | PNG-2009-L-88000

    The objective of this Act is to protect and promote the rights and wellbeing of all children regardless of gender and to protect children from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect, exploitation and discrimination, with a clear focus on services for prevention and family strengthening.

    Repeals the following Acts:
    Child Welfare Act 1961 34/1961
    Child Welfare Act 1962 59/1962
    Child Welfare Act 1963 12/1964
    Child Welfare Act 1965 30/1965
    Child Welfare Act 1966 53/1966
    Child Welfare Act 1968 25/1968
    Child Welfare (Amendment) Act 1971 69/1971
    Child Welfare (Amendment) Act 1983 33/1975
    Child Welfare (Destitute Children) Act 1968 46/1968
    Child Welfare (Reciprocal Arrangements) Act 1968 79/1968
    Child Welfare (Reciprocal Arrangements)(Amendment) Act 1969

  42. Papua New Guinea - - Law, Act

    Constitutional and Law Reform Commission (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 2 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-07-28 | PNG-2009-L-92088

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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."

  49. 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

  50. 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.)

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