Model of Development Campaign Updates

APEC summit will not transform PNG as supporters claim

Jessica Mesa and her child, Heisi, critically ill with complications from TB. Photo: Benedict Moran   

Hosting the 2018 APEC Summit in Port Moresby will not boost Papua New Guinea’s development and will in fact lead to the deaths of many more people than it will assist, says community advocacy group, ACT NOW!

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Vanuatu islands ban western junk food and go organic

Vanuatu’s Torba province is banning foreign junk food in favour of organic local produce. Photograph: Auscape/UIG via Getty Images

Leaders of Vanuatu province want to turn local people and tourists away from unhealthy imports in favour of locally grown crops and seafood

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Five Reasons We Should Protest Against APEC

In November 2015 Manila in the Philippines hosted the APEC Summit. Civil society mobilized to protest against the meeting. Below are they reasons they were so angered by APEC and what it represents. Here is PNG we should be similarly outraged as the same reasoning still applies...

Source: Telesur TV

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HR Watch says PNG has failed to protect women and children

 

 A student protest in Port Moresby in June 2016. Human Rights Watch says PNG has failed to respond to corruption and police violence. Photograph: AAP

Author: Helen Davidson     Source: The Guardian

Papua New Guineans took to the streets to protest against government corruption and were met by gunfire, Human Rights Watch has said in a scathing assessment of Australia’s nearest neighbour.

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Development and injustice – what is happening to PNG?

Commentary by Peter S. Kinjap - PNG Facts

DEVELOPMENT or modernization is no magic potion. There is still unfairness and injustice. Wealth is still limited to a small handful of people. Most continue to be left behind.

This is a global phenomenon. We see it in Papua New Guinea. Those who felt dis-empowered just elected Donald Trump president of the USA. They took Britain out of Europe.

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Dark Matter: Natural Resource Policy in Papua New Guinea

Submitted By:  Jan Kees van Donge, retired ex Professor of Political Science at UPNG

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Our unique culture can drive development

“Development cannot happen without culture and Papua New Guinea must develop on its own terms” - Amanda Donigi

Source: PNG Today

Papua New Guineans have been urged to take inspiration from the country’s diverse culture and rich natural environment to create sustainable businesses and contribute to the nation’s development.

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Log tax increase, a big win for people

SOURCE: GRACE AUKA SALMANG - POST COURIER

THE proposed tax increase on log export announced in the 2017 Budget has been described as a big win for the people of PNG.

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Provincial Govt sends in armed police against customary landholders

Logging on New Hanover: "This is our customary land. Why would they do this to us?" 

New Ireland Provincial Government has sent in armed police to defend illegal logging and road clearing operations on New Hanover island. Local people have been engaged in a long struggle to defend their land and reclaim what is rightfully theirs from the foreign logging companies.

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Govt's Development Strategic Plan undermines our Constitution

Papua New Guinea's Development Strategic Plan for 2010-2030 undermines the principles in our Constitution and will lead to further inequality and poverty if government departments continue its implementation.

That is the conclusion drawn in a study undertaken by University of Papua New Guinea academic, Patrick Kaiku on behalf of the community advocacy group ACT NOW!

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