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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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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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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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PNG PM promises to stop land grabs

16 Oct 2012

PNG's Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill, says he will do everything possible to protect his people and his country from irregular land dealings.

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