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Dr Webster on PNG’s Special Agriculture and Business Lease (SABL) scheme

Dr Thomas Webster, the Director of the PNG National Research Institute, gives his views on the Special Agriculture and Business Lease (SABL) scheme in Papua New Guinea in this interview. Download by clicking on the link below (8.3Mb/MPEG): Dr Thomas Webster on Special Agriculture and…

Legal opinion obtained on deep sea mining decree

A legal opinion by New Zealand lawyer Duncan Currie on a draft decree to legalise undersea mining has been obtained by PANG. The opinion addresses International Seabed Mineral Management Decree 2013 draft of 13 February 2013. It only addresses the text of the draft decree on its…

Australia and NZ trade unions warn on PACER-Plus

By Radio New Zealand Updated at 8:25 am on 5 May 2015 Union groups in Australia and New Zealand have written to their trade ministers to express concern over the PACER-Plus trade negotiations. The union organisations say Australian and New Zealand is putting pressure on…

Pacific Civil Society: URGENT Open Letter on PACER Plus

04 May 2015 In these weeks before the upcoming 10th Intersessional negotiations on PACER Plus, we the undersigned Pacific civil society organizations representing over 30 organizations[1] and individuals covering 24 Pacific Island nations including territories, express our deepest concerns at the direction, content, pace and…

Leaks reveal contents of the proposed PACER Plus trade agreement

Radio Australia 21 April 2015 The contents of crucial parts of the controversial PACER Plus trade agreement between Australia, New Zealand and Pacific island nations have been have been revealled with the leaking of the full draft text of the chapter on ‘trade in services’.…