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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.
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The book "Land and Livelihoods" by Tim Anderson, has been written and based on research work he and other PNG colleagues did to analyse/compare the most promoted and hyped- about, 'general economy of PNG to the smaller livelihood activities that is mostly sustainable and subsistent. Tim believes the Real economy is the people's livelihood and not LNG.

Source: EMTV online

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Byron Chan is working blindly by not paying attention to a petition presented to him and the New Zealand Government decisions that spell out all the risks of experimental seabed mining. He seems totally oblivious to the potential environmental harm that (his people) New Irelanders could suffer from.

Chan is abusing his 'leadership position' by totaly ignoring the opposition AGAINST experimental seabed mining even though evidence of environmental harm is ringing all around him.

via PNG Mine Watch

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MSG has finally opened doors for West Papua giving the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) rights to sit on the MSG balcony as observers. 

West Papuans waiting result of thier Application submitted to become member of the MSG. Photo credit: Constantinopel Ruhukail

Source: PNG Today

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A special investigation on Dateline reveals senior lawyers detailing how to avoid detection when laundering money into Australia and beyond.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Dirty Money How corrupt PNG cash is reaching Australian Current Affairs Dateline SBS

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For those of you who have'nt got a copy of the Ntional Census Report 2011, click on the document below to have a read.

 

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Education is said to be a tool to address corruption in PNG. However, our education system is in dire strait with numerous issues to address as institutional corruption is a reality for PNG.

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Picture: Forest Hereos

Source: Rainforest Foundation Norway

Rainforest Foundation Norway and the Forest Hereos alliance welcome an announcement of an immediate moratorium on forest clearance by Astra Agro Lestari, the large Indonesian palm oil company connected to mandarin Oriental Hotels.

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Source: DEVPOLICY BLOG

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PNG has already squandered $117 million valuable taxpayers money on Solwara 1, Canadian mining company Nautilus is still hoping for more...

Source: PNG Mine Watch

Nautilus and State Nominee Agree to Extend Option Exercise Date

Nautilus | Market Watch

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