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Posted by Elizabeth1
Elizabeth

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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Posted by Elizabeth1
Elizabeth

 

Landowners gather for a protest at Porgera in October

Source: Post Courier

The landowners of the world class Porgera gold mine in the Enga province plan to force shut the mine after the National Government has failed to honour commitments under the mine’s Memorandum of Agreement.

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The decision by the New Zealand government to reject an experimental seabed mining proposal should prompt a review of similar plans in PNG says community campaign group, ACT NOW!

"The New Zealand decision to rejected seabed mining in its exclusive economic zone is highly relevant to the proposed mining activity by Nautilus Minerals in the Bismarck Sea", says ACT NOW! Program Manager, Effrey Dademo.

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Posted by Elizabeth1
Elizabeth

Source: PNG Mine Watch

In an incredible address to Panguna landowners, made in February this year, President John Momis told communities to forget the crimes committed by Rio Tinto, and bow before the power of this corporate monolith.

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Posted by Elizabeth1
Elizabeth

Bougainville President John Momis has been very persistent and vocal in attacking the NGO Jubilee Australia, over a report that gives a voice to the marginalized group of people of the Panguna area. Momis attacks have characterized Jubilee Australia as an "interfering outsider". How ironic that it is now being revealed that Momis's virulent attacks were written for him by an Australian 'Advisor' who is paid by and regularly briefs the Australian Government…

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Posted by Elizabeth1
Elizabeth

Source: Taranaki Daily News 

Anti-seabed mining campaigners and a South Taranaki iwi say a decision to finally scuttle a massive ironsand mining operation is a "victory for common sense".

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Posted by Elizabeth1
Elizabeth

A recent protest by landowners in Western Province

Source: Radio New Zealand

The Papua New Guinea prime minister, Peter O'Neill, says the people of Western Province are to be given one third ownership in Ok Tedi Mine Ltd.

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Posted by Elizabeth1
Elizabeth

A small New Zealand business is demonstrating how Bougainville can have a future without a return to large-scale mining and the reimposition of colonial-style dependence on foreign powers like Rio Tinto... (Mine Watch)

Source: PNG Mine Watch

The Wellington Chocolate Voyage

A voyage to make a unique artisan chocolate bar and a better tasting world. This is the new chocolate revolution.

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Posted by Elizabeth1
Elizabeth

Source: PNG Exposed Blog

It is now 536 days since Prime Minister Peter O’Neill was told that the SABL leases were unlawful and should be revoked.

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