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Profit and Loss

26 Sep 2014

From Papua New Guinea to the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, native people fight the loss of land, water and health to mining and oil industries.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Call to eliminate corrupt and fraudulent land deals in Melanesia

11 Jul 2014

Members of the Melanesian Indigenous Land Defence Alliance (MILDA) today issued a full statement and called for an immediate review of customary land administration in Melanesia to eliminate corrupt land dealings and fraudulent land practices.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Call to eliminate corrupt and fraudulent land deals in Melanesia

10 Jul 2014

Members of the Melanesian Indigenous Land Defence Alliance (MILDA) today issued a full statement and called for an immediate review of customary land administration in Melanesia to eliminate corrupt land dealings and fraudulent land practices. See file for full media release.

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PNG taking steps to revoke fradulent SABL deals

19 Jun 2014

The PNG Government is cancelling all Special Agriculture and Business Leases (SABLs) obtained illegally, and will abolish provisions of the Land Act which allows for SABLs to be granted.

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Pressure on World Bank to abolish business rankings

13 Jun 2014

The World Bank is being accused of putting the interests of foreign investors before those of local landowners in the Pacific. The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) is just one of hundreds of organisations around the world calling for an end to the Bank's Doing Business rankings system.

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On our land: Modern land grabs reversing independance in PNG

26 May 2014

Read the latest report from PANG and the Oakland Institute on land grabs in PNG

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Stopping the World Bank from Land Grabbing

26 May 2014

BRG (PNG) and PANG (Fiji) are supporting a campaign stopping the World Bank from land grabbing in the developing world. The World Bank uses its political and financial might through its investment agencies and institutions to force developing countries to follow a pre-prescribed model of development based on the neo-liberal principles of privitisation, deregulation, low corporate taxation and free market fundementalism.

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3rd MILDA Declaration

26 May 2014

The Lelepa Declaration 2014

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Corporate land grabs in PNG - independence betrayed?

16 Dec 2013

Papua New Guinea is among the most culturally and biologically diverse nations on earth, and its laws enshrine the customary land ownership of indigenous tribes. Yet a massive land grab is under way with 12% of the country's land leased out to foreign corporations ...

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Policy think tank condemns PNG PM's failure to act on land grabs

16 Dec 2013

A US think tank has criticised Papua New Guinea's prime minister for failing to act on the findings of his Commission of Inquiry into controversial land leases.

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