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PNG landowners angry over reduction in compensation payments

PNG landowners angry over reduction in compensation payments

Updated 25 November 2014, 17:47 AEDT

Traditional landowners in the Fly River area of Papua New Guinea's Western Province are reportedly upset that compensation payments from the Ok Tedi mine have been reduced by around half this year.

The landowners are paid money as compensation for the environmental destruction caused by the mine.

Martyn Namorong, a prominent blogger who has worked for Ok Tedi Mining, says changes in the way the mine is run have led to the reduction in payments.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Martyn Namorong, PNG blogger

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