PNG Government Ok Tedi move under scrutiny | Pacific Beat

PNG Government Ok Tedi move under scrutiny

PNG Government Ok Tedi move under scrutiny

Updated 24 September 2013, 11:41 AEST

When Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill passed laws last week giving his government control of the giant OK Tedi mine, he argued its revenue would be better managed as a result.

But former Prime Minister, Sir Mekere Morauta, says the move simply increases opportunities for corruption.

Ok Tedi is not the only concern in PNG as a taskforce is struggling to pursue scores of charges against former ministers and businessmen and some claim Australia is reluctant to take action as well.

Stephen Howes, director of the Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University, has just returned from Papua New Guinea.

Presenter: Jim Middleton

Speaker: Stephen Howes, director of the Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University

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