About Us

NiuMedia Pacific specialises in the publication of electronic legal information for Papua New Guinea.

It has proved to be a unique, comprehensive and authoritative resource for the Papua New Guinea legal community for over 20 years, with a commitment to quality, accuracy and validity.

Founding Director and Oxford Rhodes Scholar, Dr Val Haynes, established NiuMedia Pacific in response to concerns about the imminent loss of valuable legal materials. He collected complete sets of valuable materials before they were destroyed, and kept meticulous records of this information. During these early years of computerisation he anticipated the benefits for Papua New Guineans and Pacific Islanders of having all this information at their fingertips, even in remote locations.

Dr Haynes was able to use his extensive experience gained from lecturing at UPNG as well as contributing to major projects sponsored by UNDP, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Australian Agency for International Development and AusAID to pioneer the development of electronic legal publishing in PNG.

Apart from publishing general sets of laws, NiuMedia Pacific was commissioned to prepare specialised sets of legislation and databases. A major project was preparing the PNG legislation for the Access to Laws project in 1998. NiuMedia Pacific has continued to consolidate the legislation since that time and published regular updates each year.

NiuMedia Pacific’s legal databases are distributed throughout Papua New Guinea, Australia and Asia. The databases are installed by CD or internet link and can be networked or operated off-line from stand-alone computers where electricity and telecommunications are poor and uncertain.

NiuMedia Pacific’s clients include:

  • major law firms in Australia and Papua New Guinea
  • legal practitioners
  • courts and tribunals
  • leading accountancy firms and banks
  • government departments
  • mining and petroleum organisations, and
  • National and University Libraries.