Papua New Guinea

DP 2017/3 Leadership Challenges for the Autonomous Bougainville Government

This discussion paper is based on a public speech delivered by the Hon.

Solomons Federalism, and Bougainville Referendum: Issues and Prospects

Both Solomon Islands and Bougainville are approaching critical points when longstanding debates about proposals and processes for fundamental changes in political arrangements are coming to a head. In Solomon Islands, work on a draft federal constitution is nearly complete (Yash Ghai and Jill Cottrell Ghai have been advising the Solomon Islands constitution review process over the past two years) . In Bougainville, a ‘target date’ for a referendum for Bougainvilleans on the political future of Bougainville (inclusive of a choice of independence) has been set for mid-2019.

The Development of Corporate Capitalism in Papua New Guinea: The first phase, 1884-1945

Since the 1980s, little systematic attention has been paid to the existence and activities of corporations in Papua New Guinea, even as their presence has grown substantially. There are studies of specific firms, particularly those which have been and continue to be involved in mining, but nothing on the development of corporations as an important indicator of why and how PNG is a capitalist country.

DP2017/1 State of the Media Review in Four Melanesian Countries — Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu — in 2015

This Discussion Paper looks at the shifting media landscapes in four Melanesian countries in 2015 — Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

IB2017/1 ‘Independence Doesn’t Have Any Meaning’: Disenchantment in Rural Papua New Guinea

This In Brief reports on recent research among the people who live in the shadow of Mt Wilhelm, PNG’s highest mountain, in the Kundiawa-Gembogl District, Chimbu

IB2016/25 Working with What We’ve Got: The Asset-Based Approach

This In Brief discusses problems with encouraging entrepreneurialism as a way to solve poverty and reports on what rural women believe will improve their livelihood — specifically co-operatives, as

IB2016/21 New Developments in Papua New Guinea’s Research and Development Regulatory Framework

This In Brief updates In Brief 2015/24 that first reported on the emergence of a new regulatory framework around research and development in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Reporting Corruption from within Papua New Guinea’s Public Financial Management System

This paper reports on an innovative approach to expand corruption reporting practices in Papua New Guinea (PNG) based on the experiences of public officials using this new reporting mechanism.

A Year in the Life of an Australian Member of the PNG Judiciary

In September 2011, the author was one of two Federal Court of Australia judges appointed to the Supreme and National Courts of Papua New Guinea (PNG) to sit on civil and commercial appeals. The

Pages

Updated:  23 March 2016/Responsible Officer:  Su-Ann Tan/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team