5 million hectares is dead serious!

Source: "Red Soil"

The Land Theft of more than 5 million hectares of Papua New Guinea is a huge deal overseas, but not in Papua New Guinea. It’s funny how foreigners walk into the country with that knowledge at the back of their minds but upon spending some time realize, no one’s serious, as seriousness should have gotten.

A young Papua New Guinea girl holding a poster: Land is Life. 

More »

Special agriculture lease still a thorny issue

 'Passing the buck' like everyone else again. fact remains that the PNG Forest Authority is the government body mandated to issue all FCA's and not the Lands Department. Thus, the PNGFA should see it as thier responsibility to cancel any FCA's that have been issued to illegal SABL(s).

SABL(s) have been deemed illegal but why is it that logging is continuing? Is it becuase the FCA's are still valid?

Source: The National

More »

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

More »

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.

More »

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

More »

Govt fails to stop SABL land grab

More »

PNG PM Peter O'Neill imas stretim SABL promis

Picture: Ol bagarap em logging i kamapim long PNG 

Source: Radio Australia

More »

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.

More »

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.

More »

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.

More »


Subscribe to SABL