The three Commissioners who will lead the newly created Independent Commission Against Corruption were finally sworn in on 4 July 2023, and will now start work. This historic event comes more than two-and-a-half years after the legislation to create the ICAC was passed by Parliament.
When we take action together we can have a massive impact - so never doubt the importance of making your voice heard. As proof of this ACT NOW! supporters have played a vital role in a number of very significant campaign victories.
Prominent lawyer Paul Paraka has been convicted of stealing K162 million from the State between 2007 and 2011.
The monies were paid by the Department of Finance to companies owned and operated by Paraka as part of an even bigger fraud that was first exposed in a Commission of Inquiry which reported in 2011.
The PNG Forest Authority has announced a twelve-month moratorium on the issuing of new Forest Clearance Authorities and an audit of all existing projects.
This is one of a series of demands made by ACT NOW! to the new Forest Minister to address the problems of illegal and unsustainable logging in Papua Nuew Guinea.
Photo: Presentation of education and awareness materials to the Michael Somare library at the Universtity of Papua New Guinea - April 2022.
On 12th October ACT NOW delivered 1,000 copies of 34 different education and awareness materials and reports to the National Research Institute library in Port Moresby.
This marked the sucessful conclusion of ACT NOW’s program of materials distribution for 2022.
Papua New Guinea’s two largest banks, Bank South Pacific (BSP) and Kina Bank have taken positive steps towards ending their financing for destructive forest logging.
The Media Council of PNG, Transparency International and the European Union anounce the launch of the Investigative Journalsim Awards (photo: EU)
The Media Council of PNG in partnership with Transparency International PNG and the European Union have announced the launch of the Investigative Journalism Awards to support investigative journalist to investigate and expose issues involving corruption and the breakdown of governance.
A long awaited new law protecting employees who report corruption in the workplace was finally passed by Parliament on February 18 2020.
Unfortuantely, when the text of the new law was finally released some months later, it was revealed that the law is completely inadequate and 'unfit for purpose'.