NCD Powes Parkop

Workplaces have legal duty to protect workers and business

Governor for NCD Powes Parkop, in his latest media statement, has indicated that the ‘No jab, No job’ policy is legal because employers have the right to protect their businesses.

The governor also said he is ready to meet with anyone who has concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines, the workplace strategy to protect the work environment, health and safety standards.

Behavioural change can help address gender violence

Parkop, who is a strong advocate for GBV, says PNG needs to work on behavioral change which is totally lacking.

He explained that behavioral change is the component where the perpetrators receive help to change.

 “We are only dealing with the survivors providing care, counseling, medical and legal aid however we also have to deal with the perpetrators.

“Dealing with the perpetrators and changing their behavior is the missing component which I hope the implementation plan will take on big time,” Parkop said.