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Purging parliament: a new christian politics in Papua New Guinea?

Eves, Richard; Haley, Nicole; May, Ronald; Cox, John; Gibbs, Philip; Merlan, Francesca; Rumsey, Alan


In November and December 2013, a controversy erupted in Papua New Guinea when the speaker of the national parliament, Theodore Zurenuoc, a devout Christian, tried to rid Parliament House of what he described as ‘ungodly images and idols’. Zurenuoc had already begun by removing the carvings from a lintel above the entrance to Parliament House, but planned to remove many more carvings throughout the building. His plans were strongly opposed, and considerable debate was generated in the two...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2014
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5f200462aa4bd
Access Rights: Open Access


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