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Politics, Religion, and the Churches: the 2002 Election in Papua New Guinea

Gibbs, Philip
Fonte: Universidade Nacional da Austrália Publicador: Universidade Nacional da Austrália
Tipo: Working/Technical Paper Formato: 181853 bytes; 358 bytes; application/pdf; application/octet-stream
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Introduction: ......This paper discusses the present-day political significance of Christianity and the churches in Papua New Guinea against the background of political unrest and confusion in which the 2002 election was conducted.; no

Corruption Amongst Government Ministers in Papua New Guinea: Leadership Tribunals and their Impact on Re-election

Jones, Ainsley
Fonte: Universidade Nacional da Austrália Publicador: Universidade Nacional da Austrália
Tipo: Relatório
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This report explores ministerial corruption in Papua New Guinea (PNG) through a central research question: does corruption affect the re-election of politicians in Papua New Guinea? It does so by analysing corruption cases brought to the Leadership Tribunal, PNG’s primary legal institution, for the pursuit of breaches of the Leadership Code. As a means of controlling scope, this report focuses on ministerial cases brought to the Leadership Tribunal over a thirty-two year period. This enables analysis of continuity between judgements since independence. The choice of ministerial cases is practical in terms of the accessibility of information for high profile cases. The prominent position of ministers also allows for more reliable assessment of public opinion. Analysis of case studies revealed that the long-term career prospects of ministers were not substantively affected by involvement in tribunal cases. Ineffective penalties, frequent and successful appeals against tribunal decisions and a strong moral framework for viewing corruption linked the case studies. Moreover, this research found that both weak legal powers and public perceptions of corruption influenced the re-election of ministers involved in corruption cases. This is due to the mutually constitutive relationship between weak legal powers to address corruption and a pragmatic public acceptance of corruption as a necessary evil. The analysis presented in the report has limitations due to the resources available...

The great debate: how did the televised leaders' debate affect voters' opinions? A study of voter rationality, the Australian Federal Election in 2004

Kobayashi, Memiko
Fonte: Universidade Nacional da Austrália Publicador: Universidade Nacional da Austrália
Tipo: Relatório
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Televised leaders' debates have been recognised as an important part of the election campaign process since the first US televised presidential debate took place in 1960. Since then, they have played a significant role in the election process in different countries, because they give voters a chance to compare each candidate's attitude toward the same issues at the same time. On the evening of Sunday 12 September 2004, the fifth Australian televised debate between Prime Minister John Howard and opposition leader Mark Latham was broadcast on the Nine Network. It began with moderator's opening address 'it 's your choice, your decision on who will govern Australia- John Howard or Mark Latham? To help you make that decision, 60 Minutes brings the two leaders together for their only face-to-face encounter as they debate live and uninterrupted by commercials ... ' But did the Great Debate really help audience make the decision which leader they want to vote for? How did the debate affect people's opinions about national issues, the leaders' images and their policies? This research paper focuses on the impact of the 2004 Great Debate, by examining the data collected by ANU Internet Opinion Polls which were conducted in 2004 for a month before the general election. The study investigates four key dependent variables...