HR Watch says PNG has failed to protect women and children


 A student protest in Port Moresby in June 2016. Human Rights Watch says PNG has failed to respond to corruption and police violence. Photograph: AAP

Author: Helen Davidson     Source: The Guardian

Papua New Guineans took to the streets to protest against government corruption and were met by gunfire, Human Rights Watch has said in a scathing assessment of Australia’s nearest neighbour.

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PNG Prime Minister speaks up on West Papua

Source: The interpreter

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PNG police task force to combat police brutality

Source: Radio New Zealand

The Papua New Guinea government is to set up a Police Task Force to combat police brutality.

The Post Courier reports that the task force will have up to 30 police officers whose primary role will be to instill discipline and restore respect among the police and the public.

Kundiawa MP Tobias Kulang had raised the issue of frequent reports of police brutality in Port Moresby with Mr O'Neill during question time in parliament yesterday.

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Westminster system good for PNG politics

Photo: Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill_PNGvillage

Source: Mellisa Martin

The Westminster system of government is an ideal form of government for Papua New Guinea, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said yesterday. He said this during the opening of the Governor-General’s new office at Government House in Port Moresby.

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Current political crisis has roots in imposed system of government

Sir John Guise warned Australia thirty years ago that a Westminster style of government was not suitable for Papua New Guinea and that instability would result if Australia went ahead and imposed its will on PNG.

In a remarkable television interview that can be watched below, Guise warned that having a strong centralized power as Canberra wanted and eventually imposed would lead to abuse, exactly as we are seeing now with the Prime Minister able to manipulate events to suit his own personal interests.

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For Our Nations to Live, Capitalism must die


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Silencing critics is not the answer

Dr Thomas Webster

I AM EXPRESSING my grave concern over the views expressed by Politicians regarding the comments and views made by researchers and academics, with a view to silencing them.

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Prime Minister O’Neill And Corruption Proves Victorious Against UPNG Students

By UPNG Insider on PNG Blogs

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