When we take action together we can have a massive impact - so never doubt the importance of making your voice heard. As proof of this ACT NOW! supporters have played a vital role in a number of very significant campaign victories.
The Media Council of PNG, Transparency International and the European Union anounce the launch of the Investigative Journalsim Awards (photo: EU)
The Media Council of PNG in partnership with Transparency International PNG and the European Union have announced the launch of the Investigative Journalism Awards to support investigative journalist to investigate and expose issues involving corruption and the breakdown of governance.
A long awaited new law protecting employees who report corruption in the workplace was finally passed by Parliament on February 18 2020.
Unfortuantely, when the text of the new law was finally released some months later, it was revealed that the law is completely inadequate and 'unfit for purpose'.
Prospective seabed mining company Nautilus Minerals was officially declared bankrupt in the Canadian Courts, in November 2019. This signals the end of its Solwara 1 seabed mining project off the coast of New Ireland.
ACT NOW! has been campaigning against experimental seabed mining in the Pacific since 2011.
The Lands Minister has announced 3 million hectares of land under SABL leases "has been given back to customary landowners". This means almost 60% of the land originally alienated under the SABL scheme has been returned to its rightful owners.
Police Minister Jelta Wong has responded directly to ACT NOW’s call for him to confirm the cancellation of all SABL leases and put an end to the police intimidation and harassment of customary landowners.
In today's Post Courier newspaper, Mr Wong has said,
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has been left struggling to explain why the SABL leases have not been cancelled as recommended by a Commission of Inquiry in 2013.
The PM was put on the spot by journalists at a televised media briefing after weeks of intensive campaigning by ACT NOW!