Independent Commission Against Corruption

Government must release draft ICAC law

Source: Eddie Tanago, ACT NOW!

ACT NOW! is again calling on the government to publicly release the draft ICAC law that it has promised will shortly be debated by Parliament.

There have been so many delays over the establishment of an Independent Commission Against Corruption that the government cannot be trusted not to have watered down the Commission’s powers and that it may end up as just another toothless tiger.

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Outgoing Justice Minister Disappointed With ICAC Blockage

Source: Post Courier, April 23, 2019

OUTGOING Justice Minister and Attorney General Steven Davis has expressed frustration at the delay in giving power to the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

He blamed the ‘Waigani jungle’ and the lack of commitment from senior public servants to get the ICAC Bill back to Parliament. The Bill was passed 91-0 almost 5 years ago.

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Government's 'interim ICAC' not "Independent"

The government’s announcement of a so-called ’interim ICAC’ is an insult to the nation and an abuse of the ICAC name. 

An ICAC must be independent from government and free from any political interference, but, what the Prime Minister has announced, fundamentally fails both these tests.

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Proposed ICAC legal framework needs a lot of work

Source:  Sam Koim, Devpolicy Blog / ANU

The setting up of a centralised anti-corruption agency (ACA) is an important decision for a country, and in 2014 Papua New Guinea took the first step, amending its Constitution to create an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

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Polye wants anti-rot body set-up hastened

Opposition leader, Don Polye wants answers on the delay in set-up of ICAC. Why is the Prime Minister not prioritising to rid corruption?

Where is the K20 million if there is no Task Force Sweep?

Opposition leader, Don Polye. Picture courtesy of fijitv.

Source: The National

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Anti-graft bill through

Parlt passes ICAC Bill with 91-0 vote

By Isaac Nicholas in the Post Courier

PARLIAMENT has passed the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Bill with an overwhelming 91-0 votes.

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, who introduced the Bill, said that was the first hurdle towards realising the establishment of an anti-corruption body.

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ICAC to start functioning by end of 2015

From PNG Edge

The Independent Commission Against Corruption will be in place physically by the end of next year.

Government Chief Secretary Sir Manasupe Zurenuoc (pictured) says for now “we are only over the first hurdle where the constitutional amendments were introduced, and by next month it will go before parliament for its final reading and second vote”.

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Zurenuoc outlines PNG anti-graft body’s roles


The Papua New Guinea Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) will not take over the responsibilities of existing government agencies, says chief secretary to Government Sir Manasupe Zurenuoc.

Sir Manasupe said this when briefing the Permanent Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Laws, Acts and Subordinate Legislation Tuesday on Constitutional amendments to establish ICAC and amendments to the Organic law on Provincial and Local Level Governments to establish the District Development Authority.

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Prime Minister's speech on the ICAC Bill

Mr Speaker,

Today I present a very important Bill to amend the Constitution to establish the Independent Commission Against Corruption (or ICAC).

Mr. Speaker, when we took office in August 2011, one of the first NEC decisions was to adopt the Anti-Corruption Strategy 2010-2030. This strategy is the first of its kind and sets a clear path way to address corruption and improve good governance.

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ICAC must be free from politics to succeed

By Grace Auka Salmang (Post Courier)

THE National Research Institute (NRI) held an interactive forum on the proposed Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Bill in Port Moresby yesterday before it is tabled in Parliament next week.

The Ombudsman Commission, being a stakeholder and team member of the forum, commented and agreed on the proposed establishment of ICAC, emphasising what roles and functions the ICAC should have.

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