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Community Coalition Against Corruption

About CCAC

The Community Coalitiona Against Corruption (CCAC) is an alliance of organizations who have pledged to mobilize and campaign on national issues of corruption.

The CCAC was established in 2002 through the combined efforts of Transparency International PNG, PNG Media Council, Office of the Public Prosecutor, PNG Chamber of Commerce, Ombudsman Commission and the mainline churches. Over the years, CCAC has grown with the support of social action groups, faith based organizations, non-governmnet organizations a nd various others.

CCAC Vision

The CCAC envisions a society where unified communities can participate meaningfully in the development of Papua New Guinea with greater transparency and accountability

CCAC Mission

The CCAC acts as a focal point for organizations to unite against issues of corruption

CCAC Secretariat

Location
The CCAC Secretariat is housed within Transparency International PNG Inc. and is on the 2nd Level, IPA Haus, Konedobu, Port Moresby NCD, Papua New Guinea.

Communication
The CCAC Secretariat can be contacted at any time within its hours of operations through the lanlines 320 2188/ 320 2182, mobile number 7192 4250, facsimile 320 2189, email addresses ccac.tipng@gmail.com.

Resources & Assets
The CCAC Secretariat is currently resourced by Transparency International PNG Inc. Resources include: CCAC Coordinator, Office electronics, equipment, stationery and; telephone, fax and internet access.

Resources & assets from other members of the coalition can be ‘donated’ or ‘lent’ voluntarily to the secretariat to achieve the objectives set by the CCAC.

Hours of Operation
Regular operation hours of the CCAC Secretariat are between 8am to 5pm, Monday- Friday.

Official Members of the CCAC

Official members of the CCAC are those who have signed the Memorandum of Agreement. The official members of the CCAC are:

1. TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL PNG INC
2. MEDIA COUNCIL OF PNG
3. BUSINESS COUNCIL OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA
4. CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF PORT MORESBY
5. CATHOLIC BISHOP’S CONFERENCE
6. CONSULTATIVE, IMPLEMENTATION & MONITORING COUNCIL
7. INSTITUTE OF NATIONAL AFFAIRS
8. NATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
9. ORO COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT ACTION NETWORK
10. PARTNERS WITH MELANESIA
11. PNG ASSEMBLY OF DISABLED PERSONS
12. PNG BANKS & FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS WORKERS UNION
13. PNG COUNCIL OF CHURCHES
14. PNG ECO-FORESTRY FORUM
15. PNG ENERGY WORKERS UNION
16. PNG TRADE UNION CONGRESS
17. PORT MORESBY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
18. UNITED CHURCH IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA
19. UNIVERSITY OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL
20. YOUNG WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION
21. YOUTH AGAINST CORRUPTION ASSOCIATION

Past campaigns

YEAR

CAMPAIGN

2002

CCAC was formed as an alliance of organizations declaring "War on Corruption"

2005

CCAC campaigned against two proposed bills affecting the leadership code an an increase of electorate grants. Clear public disapproval supported the CCAC and the bills were withdrawn.

Dec 2006 - Jan 2007

CCAC collected 25,000 citizens' signatures to rally the government to revoke the ammendments to the NCDC Act.

2010

CCAC rallied against changes to the Ombudsman Commission act dubbed "Maladina Amendments". More than 20,000 signatures were collected and a large scale protest march was organised to present the petition to the members of Parliament. It was acknowledged as PNG's first ever peaceful large scale protest and resulted in the petition being recieved by the Opposition leader and the bills being withdrawn.

 

2012

CCAC gathered support from the civil society and delivered petitions to the Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill in opposition to the Judicial Conduct Bill and an attempt by Parliament to defer the 2012 national elections. The Judicial Conduct Bill was repealed in February 2013.

 

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