Customary Land

From Extraction to Inclusion: Frequently Asked Questions

These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) summarize some of the key findings and analysis in the report From Extraction to Inclusion, Changing the Path to Development in Papua New Guinea.

Hasn’t PNG seen solid economic growth the last few years—and doesn’t this mean that PNG’s approach to development is working?

New Report Calls for a Dramatic Change for Real Development in Papua New Guinea

With the release of a new report, ACT NOW!, Jubilee Australia, and the Oakland Institute, are calling for an urgent change of course from political leaders in Papua New Guinea. The report, From Extraction to Inclusion, analyses the country’s economic and development performance since its independence in 1975.

New Report Calls for a Dramatic Change for Real Development in Papua New Guinea

With the release of a new report today, ACT NOW!, Jubilee Australia, and the Oakland Institute, call for an urgent change of course from political leaders in Papua New Guinea. The report, From Extraction to Inclusion, analyses the country’s economic and development performance since its independence in 1975.

Time to Root Out the Rot in PNG Logging

Editorial: Post Courier August 25th 2020

Last week we applauded the government efforts through a joint effort that uncovered illegal workers and unregistered equipment in a logging operation in PNG’s Northern Province.

In fact, our exact phrase was to urge the PNG Government to “deal decisively with foreigners who do not respect our laws”.

In a Post-COVID World Govt Must Drop Plans For Bankable Customary Land 

Date: 2 July 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic still expanding across the globe, ACT NOW is urging the PNG government to drop its plans to put customary land into the hands of commercial banks.

The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated once again that customary land is a vital and irreplaceable resource for our families and communities.

In a Post-COVID World Govt. Must Drop Plans For Bankable Customary Land 

With the COVID-19 pandemic still expanding across the globe, the PNG government is being urged to drop its plans to put customary land into the hands of commercial banks.

“The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated once again that customary land is a vital and irreplaceable resource for our families and communities”, says Campaign Manger, Eddie Tanago.

"It should be inconceivable that the government would put customary land at risk by allowing commercial banks to hold the title as security for financial loans".