The PNG National Research Institute (NRI) as the Public Policy Think Tank fully supports and congratulates the Minister, and the Department of Lands and Physical Planning for the Initiative they have taken, and the opportunity they have given, to consult and allow the public to be involved in the Review of the Land Act 1996 as published in both dailies starting 28 April, 2016.
PNG NRI Director Dr Charles Yala said, NRI has been closely involved with Land Reform issues in the country for the last 10 years through the National Land Development Program (NLDP). Hence, there is sufficient experience, which will be used to make a formal submission.
Below are copies of the Public Notice from the Department of Lands & Physical Planning, Draft Bill, Explanatory Notes and Concept Notes:
- Public Notice from the Department of Lands & Physical Planning
- Draft Bill
- Explanatory Notes
- Concept Notes
The consultations on Review of Land Act 1996 in Port Moresby end on Friday 6th May 2016.
The next consultations will be held from Monday 9th May to Thursday 12th May at the Highlander Hotel in Mount Hagen, Western Highlands Province.
Stakeholders – apart from participating – you are encouraged to make written submissions. The Department of Lands and Physical Planning plans to submit the Bill to the National Executive Council (NEC) by end of June 2016.