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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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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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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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Indigenous people, not Australians, should determine Vanuatu's future

19 Nov 2013

To visiting Australians, my home, the island nation of Vanuatu, is either paradise or a Third World backwater. Holidaymakers prize our beaches and clear waters. But workers from aid organisations such as AusAID see limited employment opportunities and poverty.

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Pacific land rights and keeping them safe from big developers

28 Jan 2013

The Pacific is a long way from Davos, in Switzerland, where world leaders have been meeting.

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Vanuatu MP vows to repair roads on Epi

13 Nov 2012

A newly-elected member of Vanutau's Parliament says his top priorities will be to repair the roads and bring development projects to the island of Epi

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Vete eyes constitutional case over urban land

23 Oct 2012

Indigenous land rights advocate group, Vete are intending to take their customary land claim to another level with plans to launch a constitutional review case over the urban land of Port Vila.

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Land is the new gold

19 Oct 2012

Land grabs by local politicians, foreign states and international corporations are becoming all too common in Melanesia – with disastrous consequences for locals, writes SIOBHAN McDONNELL.

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