Papua New Guinea Independence Act 1975

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Papua New Guinea Independence Act 1975
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Parliament of Australia
An Act relating to the attainment of Independence by Papua New Guinea.
Date of Royal Assent 9 September 1975
Date commenced 9 September 1975
Related legislation
Papua and New Guinea Act 1949
Status: Current legislation

The Papua New Guinea Independence Act 1975 was an Act passed by the Parliament of Australia. It replaced the Papua and New Guinea Act 1949, and changed the status of the Territory of Papua and New Guinea to that of an independent Papua New Guinea. The Act set 16 September 1975 as date of Papua New Guinea's independence and terminated all remaining sovereign and legislative powers of Australia over the country.[1]

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