SABL case still before courts

Picture: Children play at Log pond in Turubu bay, East Sepik, Papua New Guinea. Photo Coutesy of Oakland Istitute

Source: Post Courier

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O'Neill's illegal logging: 567 days and counting...

Source: PNG exposed

As the world gets back to work in 2015 there has still been NO ACTION to cancel the huge SABL land grab, revoke the unlawful leases or stop the illegal logging in Papua New Guinea.

It is now 567 days since Prime Minister Peter O’Neill was told that the SABL leases were unlawful and should be cancelled.

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More excuses from O’Neill over failure to act on SABL land grab

O'Neill has failed for two years to take any action against the corrupt bureaucrats and politicians responsible for the SABL land grab and illegal logging - and now he is expressing surprise they have done nothing to cancel the leases or stop the logging...

SABL investigation: O’Neill says bureaucracy not responding

Source: EM TV, Port Moresby

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Govt fails to stop SABL land grab

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PNG PM Peter O'Neill imas stretim SABL promis

Picture: Ol bagarap em logging i kamapim long PNG 

Source: Radio Australia

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Rimbunan Hijau ignoring court order to stop logging operations

Picture: A logging ship collects logs from the RH operation in Pomio

Source: PNG Exposed

Controversial Malaysian logging company, Rimbunan Hijau, has failed to abide by a court order to stop all logging operations in two lease areas in the Pomio district of East New Britain.

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Customary land and peoples livelihoods at risk because of Prime Ministers failure over SABL land grab

By Lester Seri, OCEAN*

This country risks totally losing the five million hectares of customary land that has been allocated as Special Agriculture and Business Leases but which have been determined illegal by the Commission of Inquiry. The Government, especially our Prime Minister, has promised the nation that all illegal SABL will be canceled but to date, many remain to be canceled.

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PNG gavman imas bihainim promis long rausim SABL

Source: Caroline Tiriman, Radio Australia

Heve ol papa graun long Papua New Guinea i wok long stap insait aninit long ol Special Agriculture Business Leases blong gavman oa SABL, ol i autim gen long wol iken harim.

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NGO says Australian summit 'disappointment'

Source: Radio New Zealand

A Papua New Guinea NGO says a large rainforest summit in Australia failed to discuss the urgent threats facing PNG rainforests.

Act Now's comment follows an Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit in Sydney this month, which was hosted by the Australian Government.

A spokesperson for the NGO, Eddie Paine, who attended the summit, says the meeting was a complete disappointment from a Pacific perspective.

He says there were no Pacific Island speakers and the issue of illegal logging in PNG was not discussed.

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Forest Minister needs to back up words with action on SABL logging

Forest Minister Douglas Tomuriesa needs to ensure all logging in SABL areas is immediately stopped says community activist group, ACT NOW!

This follows assurances from the Minister that 74 Special Agriculture and Business Lease that were illegally obtained have been revoked and customary landowners would retain their land.

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