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International Transport Workers’ Federation supports campaign against privatisation in PNG

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has thrown its full support behind the campaign against privatising public assets and services in Papua New Guinea, ITF said in its press release.

Three trade unions – the Energy Workers Union, Maritime and Transport Workers Union and National Airline Employees Association – have formed a coalition to keep some of the country’s biggest companies, including PNG Power, PNG Ports and Air Nuigini, in public hands.

Amazon Indian ‘army’ takes on illegal loggers

Photo: Ka'apor Indians have formed an indigenous 'army' to combat illegal logging in their forest. © Survival

Source: Survival International

Ka’apor Indians in the Amazon rainforest have formed an indigenous “army” to combat illegal invasions of their land, following the government’s failure to protect their territory.

Voices of Bougainville: Nikana Kangsi, Nikana Dong Damana (Our Land, Our Future)

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

Call for positive attitude: PNG Constitutional and Law Reform Commission

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.

Lands Board functions being decentralised

MP wants board decentralised

Source: Post Courier

LANDS and Physical Planning Minister Benny Allan has thrown in his support for the decentralisation of land board functions to provinces.

"This is so that each province can have their own land and physical planning board to plan how they can use their land without waiting for approvals from the National Land Board, in so far as allocation and granting of land titles are concerned," Minister Allan said in a statement yesterday.

New radio advertisement targets illegal logging under SABL

A new radio advertisement calling for an end to illegal SABL logging is hitting the airwaves in PNG.

Produced by the Bismarck Ramu Group and ACT NOW!, the advert will be playing on the popular YumiFM, NauFM and LegendsFM radio stations.

Logging in SABL areas is continuing despite the directive to CANCEL ALL illegal SABLs

The Special Agriculture Business Leases are mutating into yet another scam by the same Foreign logging companies