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A critical review of Papua New Guinea’s organic law on the integrity of political parties and candidates: 2001–2010

Okole, Henry Tadap

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"This paper has attempted a critical review of the OLIPPAC from its adoption in 2001 until the Supreme Court ruling in mid-2010 which rendered null and void certain sections of the OLIPPAC as being inconsistent with the national Constitution. What the national government does with the remaining sections of the law is yet to be seen. It is worth salvaging what is left of the organic law to ensure a way forward to strengthen political parties and facilitate parliamentary stability. The creation...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorOkole, Henry Tadap
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-18T01:05:50Z
dc.date.available2013-04-18T01:05:50Z
dc.identifier.citationOkole, H. T. (2012). A critical review of Papua New Guinea’s organic law on the integrity of political parties and candidates: 2001–2010. SSGM Discussion Paper 2012/5. Canberra, ACT: ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program
dc.identifier.issn1328-7854
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/9853
dc.description.abstract"This paper has attempted a critical review of the OLIPPAC from its adoption in 2001 until the Supreme Court ruling in mid-2010 which rendered null and void certain sections of the OLIPPAC as being inconsistent with the national Constitution. What the national government does with the remaining sections of the law is yet to be seen. It is worth salvaging what is left of the organic law to ensure a way forward to strengthen political parties and facilitate parliamentary stability. The creation of the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates Commission is one positive provision since it serves as the main interlocutor between parties and other relevant government agencies and a facilitator of party building and strengthening activities. It is also the most appropriate office to liaise with donor agencies and institutions that want to assist in processes of strengthening the country’s party system ..." - page 12
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dc.format.extent15 pages
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, College of Asia & the Pacific, The Australian National University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper (The Australian National University, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program): 2012/5
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dc.rightsEmail request, from Program Administrator, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, dated 15 March, 2013, to add SSGM Discussion Papers to the ANU Open Access Research repository.
dc.source.urihttp://dpa.bellschool.anu.edu.au/ssgm-research-communication/discussion-paper-series
dc.subjectgovernance
dc.subjectPapua New Guinea
dc.titleA critical review of Papua New Guinea’s organic law on the integrity of political parties and candidates: 2001–2010
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
local.description.notes"The original paper on this topic was presented at the conference Elections in Solomon Islands and Bougainville 2010: Electoral Reform, Political Parties, Forming Government, Peace-building, held at the Australian National University, Canberra, 2–4 November 2010. The paper has since gone through several versions..." - page 12
dc.date.issued2012
local.publisher.urlhttp://ips.cap.anu.edu.au/ssgm/
local.type.statusPublished version
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5f1fff41cea53
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
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CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program

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