Release Date: 06 Sep 2023
Forest Clearing Authorities are being unlawfully used to facilitate large-scale logging operations by foreign-owned logging companies according to a new report published today by ACT NOW!, in collaboration with Jubilee Australia Research Centre. The new report focuses on the Wammy logging operation in West Sepik Province.
PNG and Australian lenders providing millions to companies involved in destructive rainforest logging
Release Date: 10 May 2023
In the last eight years, two finance companies and one equipment retailer have provided financing to at least 15 companies that are logging in PNG’s rainforests, new research by Act Now! and Jubilee Australia reveals. These loans are likely to have helped companies buy the bulldozers and trucks used to destroy millions of hectares of tropical rainforest.
Release Date: 06 Oct 2022
Nearly 70% of Papua New Guinea’s round log exports between 2019 and 2021 were concentrated in the hands of just ten groups of companies, all with strong links to Malaysia, according to new research by Act Now! and Jubilee Australia Research Centre.
Release Date: 01 Dec 2021
Commercial banks operating in Papua New Guinea have given at least $144 million (K300 million) in available credit, since 2000, to the country’s five largest exporters of tropical logs, a new report by Act Now! and Jubilee Australia Research Centre has revealed.
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: 01 Feb 2021
Check out this session hosted by Jubilee Australia on Civil Society and Human Rights Defenders in the Pacific in the very first UN Pacific Forum on Business and Human Rights! You will hear from human rights defenders about the challenges they face and we will discuss how we can create a safer environment for human rights defenders.
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