Release Date: 04 Oct 2022
The Pacific region is facing a perfect storm of climate change induced disasters and skyrocketing debt burdens as communities are still reeling from the shocks of COVID-19 and the international cost of living crisis, according to a new report. This could lead to unprecedented economic instability in Australia’s neighbourhood without immediate intervention.
Release Date: 04 Nov 2021
In a briefing paper outlining PNG’s progress towards its climate targets, the Nogat Coal alliance ‒ made up of PNG’s Nogat Coal and the Center for Environmental Law and Community Rights, and Jubilee Australia Research Centre ‒ acknowledged the country's strong stance on climate action but urged the government to back its goals with concrete steps to achieve them.
Release Date: 09 Nov 2021
Research by Jubilee Australia Research Centre, Aid/Watch Australia and the Paga Hill community finds that a Port Moresby community who were evicted at the behest of an Australian-tied company are still struggling to access basic needs and rights, years later.
Release Date: 15 Sep 2021
Across the Pacific region, the large-scale extraction of natural resources – including timber, minerals, oil and gas - is often presented as the clearest pathway towards economic development and improved wellbeing for citizens. However, extractive operations have repeatedly failed to deliver the improved livelihoods they promised and have been accompanied by dispossession, environmental destruction, abuses of human rights and offshoring of profits.
New Report Calls for a Dramatic Change from Extraction to Inclusion for Real Development in Papua New Guinea
Release Date: 06 Oct 2020
Oakland/Port Moresby/Sidney—With the release of a new report today, ACT NOW!, Jubilee Australia, and the Oakland Institute, call for an urgent change of course from political leaders in Papua New Guinea. The report, From Extraction to Inclusion, analyses the country’s economic and development performance since its independence in 1975.
Land Summit in Papua New Guinea: a dangerous attack on the country’s unique customary land tenure system
Release Date: 02 May 2019
Oakland/Sidney – Jubilee Australia and the Oakland Institute denounce the National Land Summit, organized by the Papua New Guinea (PNG) government, as a dangerous attack on the country’s unique customary land tenure system. In a briefing paper released today, Land Summit or Land Grab?, the two organizations detail how the summit organized on May 1-3 2019 is an attempt by the PNG