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MP's join the campaign against illegal land grabbing

Whilst customary landowners continue a struggling fight to keep and retain their land from cronie investors, members of parliament begin to realise the plight of people in thier provinces, and the peak of land grabbing in Papua New Guinea. 

It is great to see and read that members of parliament are joining the campaign against illegal land grabbing.

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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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Mandi Tumarau Road Development

Source: Jimmy Kalebe

Mandi to Tumarau road in Turubu local level government area in East Sepik Province is currently given a facelift of K1.9 million.

Thanks to Minister for Correctional Services and Member for Wewak Open Jim B Simatab with counter funding from provincial and the national government to see this vital service reaching the people.

The road which connects more than 5,000 people was built in the early 1980s and has never been upgraded or maintained ever since.

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PNG SABL wok i kamapim wari iet

Photo: Tamara Kruzang Mandengat Communiti Campaigner blong Act Now PNG (Credit: ABC)

Caroline Tiriman | ABC Radio Australia

Igat olsem Gavman imas lukluk gut ken long despla Special Agrikalsa Bisnis Lisas

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Free Trade threatens custom land in the Pacific

 

Source: The Post Courier

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Minister proposes new land law

Picture: Minister Benny Allen

Source: Post Courier

No foreign company will apply for land titles under new legislation that will go before parliament, Lands Minister Benny Allan said yesterday. The Minister said this following alegations raised by the member for Moresby Northeast Labi Amaiu about a foregin owned company issuing eviction notices to people living at ATS and Eight-Mile area.

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Wrong model of development at the root of SABL land grab and violent urban evictions

Both the SABL land grab and the growing number of violent urban evictions in Papua New Guines are the symptoms of a misguided and destructive model of development.

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Critiques dispute Jubilee report with baseless arguments

Source: Special Correspondent

The Jubilee research report on Bougainville launched in late August has caught wide attention abroad and in the autonomous region. In what seems as a shock for the Australian public to find that there is greater opposition to the reopening than expected, critiques however; seem unwilling to agree on the report, which apparently contains quoted voices of those living in the ruins of a mining town coupled with a completely decimated and toxic environment.

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Groups warn of 'social unrest' and 'violence'

Picture: Fiu Mata'ese Elisara

Source: Samoa observer

The risk runs high that benefits will flow not to local communities, but to foreign investors and national elites, with short-term monetary gains to individuals vested with unfettered powers over our lands” – Chiefs tell A.D.B.

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Motuans up in arms over ‘illegal’ land grabbing

Source: Post Courier

A CLAN from a village in Central Province has warned public that they will not allow any illegal land grabbing by outsiders.

Men from Gorohaga clan in Tubusereia village, led by clan leader Nou Tamarua, have come out clear stating they will vigorously defend their land.

The subjected land, known as portion 2734c Dogura, covers more than 300 hectares and is situated in Bautama outside the Port Moresby town boundary.

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