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The Community Good – Examining the Influence of the PNG LNG Project in the Hela Region of Papua New Guinea 

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natural resource management


Australia & Pacific


Papua New Guinea


29 May 12


James McIlraith with Sarah Robinson, Lily Lesley Pyrambone, Luke Petai, Darshiney Sinebare and Sylvia Maiap



This report - a joint research project conducted by Oxfam, ChildFund Australia, Jubilee Australia, Melanesian Institute, UnitingWorld, PNG Church Partnership Program, and the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago - examines the influence of the PNG LNG Project (LNGP) in the Hela region of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Its main purpose is to investigate immediate social changes and impacts associated with the LNGP. It focuses particularly on threats to human security, but also includes broader LNGP concerns of importance to the local people in the Hela region.

There are a number of general and specific findings in this report. The general findings relate to LNGP issues raised by people in the Hela region. The specific findings relate to the focus of this research on human security threats. These threats are to varying degrees influenced by the LNGP.

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