Monthly Archives: May 2012

Social Concerns Notes – July 2011

http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/editorial/when-the-chief-bows-out-20110703-1gxfq.html  accessed 4 July   Survival of the Fattest In resource Rich developing nations the noted Oxford economist Paul Collier has observed a corrosive political culture of the ”survival of the fattest”. Democracy notwithstanding, Collier argues that a sudden rush of … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – June 2011

Social Concern Notes – June 2011 http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/pacbeat/stories/201106/s3254119.htm accessed 27 June Fee for Refugees wanting citizenship In Papua New Guinea, there have been calls for the National Government to lower its fees for refugees wanting citizenship. The United Nations High Commissioner … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – May 2011

Social Concerns Notes – May, 2011 http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=60325 accessed 2 May Papua New Guinea told a whole of government solution needed to booze problem The deputy leader of the Papua New Guinea opposition, Bart Philemon, says the country’s problems with alcohol … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – April 2011

Social Concerns Notes – April 2011   http://asopa.typepad.com/ accessed 30 Mar PNG Attitude: Strong economic performance continues WORLD BANK PNG’s STRONG ECONOMIC performance continued in 2010, supported by resurgent minerals production and investment in new projects. GDP is expected to … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – March 2011

Social Concerns Notes – March 2011 http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/pacbeat/stories/201103/s3153342.htm accessed 2 Mar UN to investigate alleged PNG human rights violations The United Nations has expressed concerns over claims Papua New Guinea security forces may have violated the rights of refugees from the … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – February 2011

Social Concern – Notes from the News (February 2011) Social Concerns Notes – February 2011 Post Courier 4 Feb: Medical supplies held up By ROSALYN EVARA THREE children are dead and many health centres adversely affected, some even closed, due … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – January 2011

Social Concerns Notes – January 2011 Democracy index: Papua New Guinea   The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2010 Democracy index ranks Papua New Guinea (PNG) 59th out of 167 countries, a slight improvement from its position in the 2008 index, putting … Continue reading

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