History of Papua New Guinea
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Political and general history
- Unions reject Papua New Guinea's decision to recruit mercenaries to end
Bougainville separatist war
- From International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, ICFTU OnLine...,. 7 March
1997. Papua New Guinea Trade Union Congress (PNGTUC) rejects use of British mercenaries to
end eight-year war. Bougainville Revolutionary Army (BRA) since April represents landowners
uncompensated by Australian copper mining company on Bougainville Island.
- Thousands Rally As Prime Minister "Steps Aside" In Papua New Guinea
- By Bob Aiken and Doug Cooper, in the Militant, 21 April 1997. Prime Minister Sir
Julius Chan steps down in face of protests over Sandline International mercenaries in Bougainville.
- A new left emergest in PNG; Bougainville enters a new - perhaps
"post-war" - phase
- By Max Watts, in Cockroach!, 30 June 1997 and updated 1 July 1997.
- New Gov't Does Not Quell Unrest In PNG
- By Doug Cooper, in the Militant, 15 September 1997. Re the revolt of March 1997,
and the results of the parliamentary election held in June.
- Aigilo leads police officers on a mission to Indonesia
- From Journalism Studies, University of Papua New Guinea, Post-Courier, 10 February
1998. Militarization of PNG police force, purportedly to catch "criminals."
Occupied West Papua
Documents for the History of Indonesia
- West Papua: The Case for Re-examination
- A paper by Mark Doris, 16 April 1997, re. the poor performance to date of world bodies
to resolve the problem of West Papua New Guinea's occupation by Indonesia.
- Statement for the representatives of Melanesians of West Papua, Madang, Papua
- By Mr. Moses Werror, Chairman Bougainville Interim Government, 1 June 1998. Statement of solidarity
with the independence struggle of West Papua.
- International Monetary Fund Pressurises Papua New Guinea
- 20 January, 1995.
- BHP's kiss of death
- By Tom Pearson, in the Guardian (Sydney), 30 August 1995. PNG government in bed
with Broken Hill Proprietory (BHP), Australian TNC.
- IMF plan rejected by PNG people
- By Kalinga Seneviratne, for Third World Network Features, 6 September 1995. Prime Minister
Julius Chan's effort to push through IMF structural adjustment at expense of customary land tenure
system is met with civil unrest.
- Please Support PNG Group's Challenging the World Bank's Structural
- From the Ecologist, 27 October, 1995. Re. the Papua New Guinean National Coalition
for Socio-Economic Justice.
- 25% of population face starvation in drought
- From Agence France-Presse, in the South China Morning Post, 7 January 1998.
- E.W.P. Chinnery (1887-1972) Papers
- National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia, 19 February 1998.