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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…

Trick or Treaty? Public Health &Trade

04th May 2015 Micheal Moore and Dr. Deborah Gleeson from the Public Health Association of Australia appeared before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs Defence & Trade on the 04th of May 2015 in the inquiry into the Commonwealth’s Treaty-Making. Dr. Deborah Gleeson: The Public…

Concern over impact of PACER-Plus on environment

By Radio New Zealand Updated at 4:06 pm on 4 May 201 Concern has been raised over the potential impacts the Pacific regional trade agreement PACER-Plus could have on the environment. About 40 civil society organisations, including a number of environmental groups, have signed a…

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…