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2015 Update - Act sets benchmark for protection of children in PNG

The drafting of the Lukautim Pikinini Act is in order and sets a benchmark for the protection of children in Papua New Guinea, says Secretary Constitutional and Law Reform Commission (CLRC), Dr Eric Kwa.
Kwa said CLRC had helped the Department of Youth, Religion and Community Development draft the bill.  

“The actual Bill took almost took five years. When we came in we got it completed within 12 months. It is now in the process of getting the Act through to be certified,” he said.

2015 Update - US fisheries relationships with Pacific under the spotlight

The Forum Fisheries Ministerial Meeting underway in Tuvalu has been reminded of the complexity in resolving the US Tuna Treaty.
This was highlighted by Tuvalu’s Acting Prime Minister Namoliki Sualiki while opening the 11th Meeting of Forum Fisheries Ministers on Funafuti.
“The US Tuna Treaty, which has become increasingly complex and difficult, is also on your agenda. Despite 15 renegotiation sessions to date, there is still no firm agreement on the future structure of the Treaty.
Ministers will need to provide clear guidance to their officials participating in the next renegotiation session in August, especially in regard to the distribution of the US Government contribution to the Treaty,” he told the Ministers.

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