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Peter O’Neill’s illegal logging: 358 days and counting

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It is now 358 days since Prime Minister Peter O’Neill was informed that the SABL leases were unlawful and should be revoked. It was on June 24, 2013 that he was given the reports of the SABL Commission Inquiry.

For 358 days O’Neill has ignored the Commission of Inquiry findings, refused to revoke the SABL leases and been complicit in the illegal logging of forest resources by foreign logging companies.

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has aided and abetted the theft of logs worth hundreds of million of kina and the destruction of thousands of hectares of pristine forest.

Read more about who, where and exactly how much is being stolen.


  1. March 11, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    The Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill is an action man. As the chairman of NEC he took quick action through a NEC decision two years ago to cancel all the SABL leases according to his promise. It is actually the Lands Department that is slow in cancelling the leases. Therefore, let us not bark on the wrong tree.


    • March 12, 2015 at 4:21 am

      The NEC decision is just a smoke screen for the lack of action to deal with the corruption in the Department of Lands and the PNG Forest Authority. If the PM is a ‘man of action’ he needs to deal with the root of these problems and get rid of the corrupt public servants and make sure they face the full force of the law…

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