Land Reform

Many Melanesian countries are unique in that the vast majority of land is held under customary ownership. Customary land ownership has come under sustained attack from those who see it as a block to ‘development’. Aid and development programs, international treaties and industries have been pushing for land reform across Melanesia leading to land grabs.

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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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