Land Act amendments will endorse illegal land grab

The Papua New Guinea government is seeking to use changes to the Land Act to retrospectively endorse a huge illegal land grab covering about 12% of the whole country. Despite the government promoting its new Bill as a move to clean up the administration of land and tackle corruption it will actually have the opposite effect, legitimising and compounding previous illegal acts and depriving a very large number of customary landowners of justice.

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From the Pacific to London: Ban experimental seabed mining

Source: PNG Mine Watch

LONDON: This morning, NGOs and civil society are outside the 5th Annual Deep Sea Mining Summit calling for a ban on a potentially environmentally destructive “frontier” industry. They are calling on the EU to stop funding such reckless development activities and are standing in solidarity with NGOs, churches and community across the Pacific.

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Students call for Corruption Watchdogs to be given bite

By Bernard Gomba

Background Facts

Papua New Guinea as a nation has its anti-corruption agencies and authorities which are created by law and policy to address corruption related issues that affects the nation.

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Mothers pay the price for government corruption


Corruption benefits the politicians but it is ordinary mothers who pay the price

“I am a mother and I frequently visit the hospital and I have a pay a fee to receive medical treatment."

"To see the pathologist, to consult with a doctor, I pay. Why should I struggle to pay for every little check when the government can allow K780 million to be stolen?” 

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Nautilus admits enviro impacts of mining unknown

Solwara 1 is within sight of the still smoking Rabaul volcanoes

Source: PNG Mine Watch

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Government must act on international criticism over human rights

Civil society organisations are urging the Papua New Guinea government to take immediate action to end pervasive land grabbing and illegal logging after these issues were highlighted by governments around the world in formal recommendations put before the United Nations yesterday. (1)

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Take action to stop logging industry tax evasion

Papua New Guinea is losing hundreds of millions of dollars in potential government revenue through tax evasion by the logging industry. ACT NOW! is calling on the government to take action - but we need your help! 


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Nations call for action on SABL land grab


The government needs to urgently take action on the SABL land grab and increase scrutiny of the logging industry. This was one of the messages from the international community during a review of human rights in PNG by the United Nations in Geneva on Friday.

Countries from Central and South America, Asia and Europe all spoke of the need for the PNG government to do more to protect the rights of customary landowners.

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Civil society reviews PNG UPR outcomes

Photo: Ronny Hansen, Rainforest Foundation Norway

A group of civil society organisations, including ACT NOW!, Global Witness and Rainforest Foundation Norway, held a panel discussion inside the Palace of Nations in Geneva on Friday to review the outcomes from Papua New Guinea’s Universal Periodic Review.

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