Papua New Guinea
Disaster Management Act 1984
The purpose of this Act is to establish a framework for the efficient response and management and control of natural disasters in the country. It provides for the establishment of the National Disaster Committee and the National Disaster Centre at national level and in each province a Provincial Disaster Committee is hereby established for each province. The functions of the National Disaster Committee are to supervise the national state of preparedness for emergencies and to report on it to the Minister for presentation to Parliament.