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LNG BOOM TURNS TO BUST AS FALLING OIL PRICE HITS EXPORTS - ABC 7:30 Report Thursday 21 July 2016 Australia's biggest-ever investment boom of $200 billion into Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) during the past decade has crashed spectacularly, and left the Federal Government with little or no revenue to show for it. http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2016/s4505111.htm
Young People and Alliance of Solwra Warriors Solidarity A youth group from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in PNG (ELCPNG) are doing awareness and mobilizing community support for the recently formed Alliance of Solwara Warriors. These young people are from Karkar Island in Madang Province. They have been part of the resistance since 2012 when Nautilus Minerals first approached their community to do experimental seabed mining (ESM). After a week long training with Bismarck Ramu Group in July of 2012, 17 youths ran awareness through their church network which resulted in a petition that was presented to the Mining Minister Byron Chan later that year. This drove Nautilus Minerals out of Madang Province. And in 2014, ELCPNG Bishop published a statement announcing the support of 1.2 million Lutherans to the cause. This year having heard of Nautilus Minerals confidence in pursuing the Solwara 1 project in the seas of New Ireland and East New Britain Province, these young people have picked up their banner again and are on the move. This time they have linked up with the Alliance of Solwara Warriors. On June 04th, the Karkar Island youth led by Nenisa Ibak and Bilau Tunamai found space at the Karkar Bilum Festival to put up their banners of "Ban Seabed Mining". This effort was not only to raise awareness of the issue but to gain support for the Alliance of Solwara Warriors.
Or any mining companies. via Sierra Club