SABL land grab

UN calls out PNG over litany of abuses

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, right, meets PM Peter O'Neill Source: OHCHR

UN High Commissioner highlights key issues including corruption, the SABL land grab and human rights abuses in the extractive industries. Read his full statement here.

SOURCE : Stefan Armbruster, SBS

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Radical change needed to avoid cycles of bloodshed in PNG


Dr Kristian Lasslett, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Ulster University

The recent shooting of university students brings home the incredible contrast that exists between the streets and the suites in Papua New Guinea. Police bullets don’t mince words, nor should we.

Decades of research and inquiry have established time and time again that the elite corridors of power in government and business operate through corruption, violence and theft. Many complicit individuals populate the most senior levels of government. Fact.

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Imposed model of development, natural resource management and corruption

Photo: Some of the Pacific youth advocates attending the Forum who were inspired by the work of Act Now!

ACT NOW! was in Fiji this week to make a presentation at the UNDP-organised Pacific Youth Forum on Corruption in Nadi. The presentation linked our imposed model of development to the corruption in the resource sector.

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Minister Gore uses Department funds to pay for Oro LLG Presidents accommodation at the Grand Papua Hotel

Oro Governor Gary Juffa has demanded explanations from Community Development Minister Delilah Gore for using her position to draw funds from the Department of Community Development to sponsor a political upheaval in Oro.

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