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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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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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Proposed laws on NGOs to be introduced

1 Nov 2012

THE Department of Environment and Conservation will be introducing several legislations, among them will be one to control non-government organisations involved with environmental issues, parliament was told yesterday.

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We don’t pay no taxes! Harmony reveals how foreign mining companies avoid paying for PNG gold

2 Oct 2012

While Australia is hiking up the taxes mining companies must pay and many South American countries are moving to nationalize foreign owned mines to ensure the benefits from mining remain on-shore, PNG politicians continue to allow mining companies to literally run off with our gold and silver avoiding any tax at all.

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Huge mining and gas projects not helping PNG women: PNG child mortality on rise

1 Oct 2012

MOTHER-of-six Wendy Daniell is typical of women in remote areas of Papua New Guinea - she gave birth to her children without help.

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Namosi Joint Venture given green light in Fiji

18 Sep 2012

The Fijian Government has given the green light to the Namosi Joint Venture to recommence all activities relating to special Prospecting License.

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Benefits from mining in Papua New Guinea – where do they go?

10 Sep 2012

The National Research Institute (NRI) has published an interesting study of the economic benefits from the Porgera Gold Mine over its lifetime, see NRI Discussion Paper No 124, Peter Johnson, Lode Shedding: A Case Study of the Economic Benefits to the Landowners, The Provincial Government, and the State from the Porgera Gold Mine, Background and financial flows from the mine at NRI (available directly here [pdf]).

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Chief opposes experimental seabed mining

10 Sep 2012

A paramount chief who is also a scientist has joined in the push to stop the Government from issuing a mining license to Nautilus Minerals for its Solwara One project.

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