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Pacific Island links: Manus, Pacific Games, Torres Strait Treaty, Goldridge Mine and more



22 July 2015 12:35

  • Human Rights Watch has condemned the Pacific Solution, detailing a number of human rights concerns they identified when visiting the refugee transit centre on Manus Island. 
  • The Pacific Games ended on a high note for PNG, which came out on top of the medal tally and which has declared the games such a success that it will bid to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games.
  • Paul Holden has outlined reforms that could secure economic growth in PNG and an equitable distribution of the benefits of the resources boom.
  • PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill is pushing for a review of the Torres Strait Treaty to restore the hunting and fishing rights of the Trans Fly villages.
  • The landowner group that recently acquired the Goldridge mine in Solomon Islands intends to reopen it. The mine was recently declared a disaster zone by the Government because of its dangerously full tailings dam.
  • According to a new study from the Asian Development Bank Institute, the Pacific can do more to benefit from Asia's economic growth.
  • On the Aus-PNG Network, Felix Kipalan shares the story of how he was inspired to start the social enterprise Eco Services Ltd. 

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