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The new land grab in Papua New Guinea: case study from New Ireland Province

Filer, Colin


"In this paper, I explain this episode [whole island of New Hanover (or Lavongai) was sold by a company called Tutuman Development Ltd (TDL) to a Singaporean company called Palma Hacienda Ltd] by reference to what I call the “new land grab” in PNG. I have already presented a general account of this phenomenon, along with case studies from Central and East New Britain provinces, in another publication (Filer 2011). A more detailed account of the way that customary land has recently been...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacifc Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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