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UPDATED: The MP's charged, waiting sentence or imprisoned

For those of you who are keeping track, this is an update on the Papua New Guinea members of Parliament who have been charged or found guilty and await sentence or have been imprisoned to date.

Seen to be smiling in these pictures, but not for long. Give back to the people what belongs to them.

Fourteen MPs charged, awaiting sentence, dismissed, imprisoned or found not guilty - so far!

United Nations new Sustainable Development Goals do not represent our best interests

Alnoor Ladha | The Rules via Huffington Post

On 25th September world leaders signed the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They told the world that we’re on track to ending global poverty by 2030, and that we can do it by prioritising economic growth at all costs.

Government announcement on SABL just more excuses and delays

The Chief Secretary has announced the government has a new way forward on implementing the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into the Special Agriculture and Business Lease land grab.

But ACT NOW! says the government's statement lacks any substance and is just the latest in a long series of excuses and delays.

Fifty years of mining but all the wealth has disappeared into foreign hands leaving Bulolo with nothing

Bulolo was a major centre for Australian gold mining companies for 50 years from the 1930s. But the profits were all exported leaving Bulolo today in the same state it was when the first foreign miners arrived.

The gold in Bololo was so enticing, eight giant dredges were made in Australia and then broken down into small parts and flown to Bulolo. It took two-years for all the parts to be imported and reconstructed on site.