Government Structure There are three levels of government in Papua New Guinea: national, provincial and local. The legislative powers of these governments are regulated by the constitution and the Organic Law on Provincial Government and Local Level Government (Organic Laws). Each level has its own distinct law-making powers. The National Parliament’s legislative powers are outlined in section 41 of the Organic Laws; the powers of the provincial legislatures are covered in section 42;…
From The Report: Papua New Guinea 2020
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This chapter explores Papua New Guinea’s legal system across the national, local and provincial levels, including the laws that may impact a foreign enterprise in its business dealings in PNG; the taxes and import duties imposed on individuals and business organisations; the rules regarding the use of customary land; and the conditions under which citizens of the country can be employed. The chapter includes a viewpoint from John Leahy, Principal, Leahy PNG Law.