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Australia's role and Papua New Guinea’s national goals and directive principles

Kari, Sam S. (2002) Australia's role and Papua New Guinea’s national goals and directive principles. In Hanna, B.E., Woodley, E.J., Buys, Laurie, & Summerville, J.A. (Eds.) Social Change in the 21st Century Conference 2002, 22nd November, Centre for Social Change Research Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

Abstract

As the relevant colonial power, Australia played a significant role in the formation of the nation of Papua New Guinea. Australia’s colonial administration and its policies for social, economic and political development in the colony (Territory of Papua and New Guinea) directly influenced the setting of Papua New Guinea’s national goals and directive principles. The Constitutional Planning Committee was responsible for the 'home-grown' Constitution of Papua New Guinea and recommended five national goals and directive principles to be integrated in the constitution. The vision for the national goals and directive principles differed from the prevailing social and economic culture previously disseminated by the colonial administration. The primary aim of this paper is to highlight Australia's role during the colonial period which influenced the Constitutional Planning Committee to recommend the National Goals and Directive Principles to be integrated into the constitution. These national goals were to be the corner-post for the social, economic and political development for the modern state of Papua New Guinea during the post-independence era.

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ID Code: 250
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: PNG, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Colonial administration, Constitution, planning committee, National goals, Directive principles, History, Oceania
ISBN: 1741070031
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > Pacific History (excl. New Zealand and Maori) (210313)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Sam S. Kari
Deposited On: 09 Jul 2004
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 01:04

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