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Posted by rait man

Jubilee Australia released its report ‘Voices of Bougainville: Nikana Kangsi, Nikana Dong Damana (Our Land, Our Future)’ at a gathering of academics, representatives of non-government organisations and community members at the UNSW Australian Centre for Human Rights on Friday, September 12, 2014.

Download the report from the Jubilee Australia website

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Posted by rait man

Advantages and disadvantages of privatisation in PNG and the PNG Power controversy

Source: Bush Economist on PNG Blogs

This is the story of privatisation of public enterprises.  

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Posted by rait man

From The National via Islands Business

Constitutional and Law Reform Commission (CLRC) secretary Dr Eric Kwa says Papua New Guinea will have to adopt a more-positive attitude and shrug off the inferiority complex if the country is to move forward.

Kwa, Papua New Guinea’s foremost legal expert who is spearheading the review into the Organic Law on provincial government and local level governments, said nothing would happen without positivity and faith in public servants as service deliverers.

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Source: PNG Exposed

National Court finds the SABL granted over the customary land known as Potion 144C East Sepik Province was granted in breach of the Constitution and mandatory statutory requirements 

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Elizabeth

Picture: Sir Julias Chan

Source: PNG Loop

Former prime minister and Governor of New Ireland, Sir Julius Chan has given notice to parliament to introduce new mining legislation that will give landowners more say in terms of minerals found in their customary land.

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Elizabeth

The sun setting at Gold Ridge mine, Solomon Islands. Photo: Koroi Hawkins

Source: Radio New Zealand

Landowners warn the Solomon Islands government to pay misappropriated royalties before the Gold Ridge mine can be reopened.

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Elizabeth

Source: The National

PORT MORESBY, PNG ---- Papua New Guinea Forest Minister Douglas Tomuriesa intends to the make the PNG Forest Authority self-reliant.

He told Parliament last Friday that the National Executive Council has agreed that the authority became a self-financing organisation.

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Source: PNG Loop

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Picture: Mr. Tony Power 

Source: PNG Loop

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Picture: Manus MP, Roney Knight

Source:The National

MANUS MP Ronny Knight wants the PNG Forest Authority to scrutinise a logging company that has been operating in his electorate and is now bidding to go into agro-forestry.

Knight raised that in Parliament last Friday, stating that the same company has been logging in Manus for the last 25 years.

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