Papua New Guinea: Government
- Chief of State:
- Queen Elizabeth II represented by Governor General Bob Dadae
- Head of Government:
- Prime Minister James Marape
- Government Name:
- Independent State of Papua New Guinea
- Adopted: 1975; Outlines basic aspects of the country, the national legal system, basic principles of government, citizenship, the head of state, the national government, supervision and control, constitutional office-holders and constitutional institutions, and emergency powers.
- Government Type:
- Constitutional Parliamentary Democracy
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Monarch stands as a ceremonial figurehead, while the governor-general represents the Monarch of the United Kingdom by acting upon the advice of the prime minister and the cabinet.
Governor-general is appointed by the monarch, and prime minister is appointed by the governor-general.
At Her Majesty's discretion
Supreme Court hears appeals and reviews decisions made by the National Court.
Chief justice appointed by the governor-general upon advice of the National Executive Council after consultation with the National Justice Administration Minister. Remaining judges are appointed by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission.
Citizen judges have 10 year terms while non citizens only have 3 year terms
Constitution states that the legislative power of the people is vested in the National Parliament.
Elected through an alternative voting system.
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- Tax Authority:
- Internal Revenue Commission
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