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Social Concerns Notes – November 2019

Cardinal Ribat: Let’s protect our islands https://www.pngattitude.com/2019/11/cardinal-ribat-we-must-protect-our-islands.html#more 02 November 2019 Pope Francis and Cardinal Ribat, who asks: ““Where will we be after all these islands are gone?” Cardinal Ribat, the Archbishop of Port Moresby, said that there are many similarities … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – October 2019

PNG Demographic and Health Survey Report https://www.nso.gov.pg/images/DHS2016_2018/PNG_DHS2016-2018_KIR.pdf The Papua New Guinea (PNG) National Statistical Office (NSO) recently released the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2016-2018 key indicators report. The survey on which this report is based was implemented by the NSO, … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes, September 2019

Chinese-owned Ramu Nickel plant spills 200,000 litres of ‘toxic’ slurry into the sea https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-30/chinese-owned-mine-in-png-spills-200000-litres-of-toxic-slurry/11464108 A Chinese nickel mine operator has apologised after accidentally spilling an estimated 200,000 litres of toxic slurry into a bay in Papua New Guinea’s Madang province, … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – August 2019

S ‘Shocking’ levels of child violence in Pacific, says new report https://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2019/08/shocking-levels-of-child-violence-in-pacific-says-new-report.html AUCKLAND – A report has detailed shocking levels of physical violence and neglect towards millions of Pacific Islands children, sparking calls for better-targeted aid programs from countries like … Continue reading

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Social Concerns – July 2019

Jiwaka police gets training to deal with sorcery violence July 1, 2019 The National PERPETRATORS of sorcery accusation related violence (SARV) in Jiwaka are increasingly likely to face the law after local police received some intensive training. Thirty-two police officers … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – June 2019

My message to prime minister James Marape 01 June 2019 Scott Waide – As the new prime minister, you have your work cut out for you. You have to try to get a lot of it done within two years … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – May 2019

Press Statement from Catholic Bishops Conference 30 May 2019 An appeal to the new government of Papua New Guinea The Catholic Bishops of Papua New Guinea appreciate the peaceful development of the political debate on the floor of Parliament and … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – April 2019

The rigging of the 2017 election: (4) Money politics & corruption01 April 2019 https://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2019/04/the-rigging-of-the-2017-election-4-money-politics-corruption.html You can link to the full ANU report here Money politics, the use of criminal elements and the engagement of security forces are a feature of … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – March 2019

Mum, baby spared March 7, 2019The National ARMED pirates attacked a dinghy but left a mother and her baby, a 13-year-old girl and eight others unharmed. However, two others are still missing after they were forced to jump into the … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – February 2019

PNG government’s appalling human rights scorecard 19 January 2019. https://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2019/01/png-governments-appalling-human-rights-scorecard-in-2018.html Despite an economic boom led by extractive industries such as mining, an estimated 40% of people in Papua New Guinea live in poverty. The government has not taken sufficient steps … Continue reading

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