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Will EITI improve mining outcomes - or is it just more corporate greenwashing?

The mine pit, Ok Tedi, PNG

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Leaders use their disgust of misuse of funds and corruption to empower change in their communities

More than eighty members from the local group Tropical Gem in Madang attended a ‘story session’ capacitating the depth of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) Development History Model dating back 50, 000 years ago.

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Ioro people fed up with contentious mining debate on Bougainville


Source: Bougainville Special Correspondent via PNG Minewatch

The Ioro constituency covers the entire Panguna area and has its administrative borders at Kieta, Bana and Torokina. On a recent occasion a few weeks ago, chiefs, clan leaders, and other respected leaders and public servants in Ioro convened in a rare event to look at potential leaders who will represent them.

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Finance Department Commission of Inquiry 5th Birthday Bash hosted by Act NOW!

March 5th 2015 marked 5 years since the Finance Department Commissiob of Inquiry Report was tabled in Parliament. Up until now, this report has not been implemented. The report shows 58 pubic servants, lawyers and bureaucrats were implicated and yet nothing has been done to arrest them or recover the stolen K780 million. These thieves are freely living high both in PNG and abroad on the expanse of tax payers hard earned money.

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Sovereign Wealth Fund: Get involved and have your say

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TIPNG Reveals Data Collection On Corruption

Source: PNG Facts

Transparency International Papua New Guina (TIPNG) has revealed that INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS who entertain CORRUPT practises within their officers and schools remain the BIGGEST impediments towards DEVELOPMENT at all levels. 

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Tropical Gem get more insight on development of PNG

Tropical Gems leaders get informed on the development timeline of Papua New Guinea. Information is Knowledge and knowledge = Power!

The ACTNOW! PNG group through its community campaigns is running a 'story session' with the local Tropical Gem group in Madang Province which has kicked off on a great note. Sharing information about PNG's Development History and the development that many of us (Papua New Guinean's) have enlightend as unfair and a struggle for land owners on our own soil.

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Landowners call for transparency and fairness after SABL experience

Turubu villagers attending a landowner forum conducted last Friday. Photo by Jimmy Kalebe


Majority of the landowners along the Turubu East Coast in Wewak last week Friday declared to support developments that satisfy all requirements of establishment.

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Aid monitor slams Australia's efforts to combat corruption in PNG

Source: ABC Radio Australia

Australia is under fire again for failing to provide more assistance in the fight against corruption in Papua New Guinea.

Listen to the audio: Aid monitor slams Australia's efforts to combat corruption in PNG (Credit: ABC) 

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Photos from the Finance Department Inquiry 5th Birthday Bash

K780 million in public money was stolen through the Department of Finance between 2000 and 2006. But, despite a Commission of Inquiry that detailed who was involved and their methods, nobody has been prosecuted and none of the monies has ever been recovered. 

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