Review of Enabling Legislation - Discussion Paper
This Discussion Paper has been developed to progress one of the three key strategic priorities for the Ombudsman Commission, a review of its enabling legislation. This priority arises from the Government's Alotau Accord, which adopted the Commission's recommendation in its Brief to Government for a review of its laws and that the review should focus on changes that would improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the work of the Commission.
This review will focus on the Constitutional provisions and the two Organic Laws that underpin the primary roles of the Ombudsman Commission. The Organic Law on the Ombudsman Commission (OLOC) provides for the internal governance of the Commission and also its traditional Ombudsman role. The Organic Law on the Duties and Responsibilities of Leadership (OLDRL) governs the Commission's role in enforcing the Leadership Code contained in Part III Division 2 of the Constitution.
It is anticipated that the Discussion Paper will help to inform further policy development and eventually legislative reform, aimed at improving the ability of the Commission to meet its Constitutional responsibilities.
You can download a copy of the Discussion Paper here.
Interested parties are invited to comment on this paper by writing to;
Office of Counsel
Ombudsman Commission of PNG
P.O Box 1831 Port Moresby 121
National Capital District
Submissions should be forwarded to the Commission by 30 January 2015. Every reasonable effort will be made to consider submissions received after that date however, the need to complete the review by the deadline may not allow this to occur.
Information sessions will be run in conjunction with the submission period and will be publicised at that time.
For more information contact Ms Tabitha Suwae - Director Legal Services on telephone 308 2637 or 308 2600.