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Policy Proposals to improve governance and service delivery

Papua New Guinea is facing some serious governance challenges that are inhibiting economic development and service delivery and affecting the health and wellbeing of ordinary citizens, but what reforms are needed to ensure things improve?

To help address this question, ACT NOW! has developed a set of fifteen policy proposals that it has set out in a consultation document.

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LNG project that promised economic boom leaves PNG in ‘worse state’: report

Source: Isabel Esterman / Mongabay. 

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MP wins court order against logging and oil palm

Hon. Jelta Wong MP via FaceBook

Court Order against Bruno Niu Wirka, Lamus Incorporated Land Group & Tzen Niugini Limited successful; restrained from conducting any eviction, destruction of property, Oil Palm planting whatsoever in Portion 910C Millinch Pondo, Fourmil Rabaul ENB. 

Tzen Nuigini Limited remove all its machines and employees from the above stated portion / Millinch

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The Protection of the Customary Rights of the Sausso People

OUR LAND 

Land was entrusted to us by our ancestors for our use and to be kept in trust for the use of countless millions yet to be born 

OUR FUTURE 

We will leave behind legacies. When your grandsons and the future generations think of us, they will always remember us not as idiots, but as legendary Sausso nien. 

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Proposed ICAC legal framework needs a lot of work

Source:  Sam Koim, Devpolicy Blog / ANU

The setting up of a centralised anti-corruption agency (ACA) is an important decision for a country, and in 2014 Papua New Guinea took the first step, amending its Constitution to create an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

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LNG project is hurting PNG economy - new report

Source: Jubilee Australia

A new report on the economy of Papua New Guinea shows that despite predictions of a widespread economic boost from the ExxonMobil PNG LNG project, on most economic indicators the economy has actually gone backwards relative to predictions.

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Bring back the agriculture extension services

Organic sun dried chillies grown in Eastern Highlands Province

The argument that customary land has to be given away to enable 'development'  has been shown yet again, to be 'giaman' (a lie). 

The photos below, taken by journalist and blogger Scott Waide, show how small farmers are using their customary land to grow and sell spices, and farm bees for honey to support their families. 

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Land Policy encroachment by UNDP and World Bank

Author: Justin Ondopa

UNDP and World Bank must stay away from land policies in Papua New Guinea.

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Celebrating and defending customary land on NBC

Campaign Coordinator Eddie Tanago was on Steven Mase’s NBC Radio talkback show yesterday [April 19, 2018] to speak about customary land, along with Logia Nao from the National Research Institute.

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Campaign Launch: Photo Diary

ACT NOW! launched its new camapign, titled 'Celebrating and Defending Customary Land', on April 17 in Port Moresby.

More than 30 people attended the launch event, including representatives from ten different media outlets and various civil society groups.

Camera crews set up their recording equipment

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