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Frontier to sue PNG govt for over $3bn

North Perth-based Frontier Resources is preparing legal action against Papua New Guinea to recoup over $3 billion in expenditure and lost profits after the government refused to renew the licence covering its Kodu deposit.

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Lilydale
Shame on the corrupt greed filled PNG and Australian Govt's. The refusal to renew Frontier's EL is not only a disgraceful action of political propaganda, but a major blow to the very people who helped Australia remain a free state. Who are we to parade around telling stories of the selflessness of the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels, yet when the opportunity arises to say thank you those people, we say no, sorry guys but we want your land world heritage listed. Instead, we'd prefer to continue feeding you pocket change to carry our bags up and down a torturous track. The Aussie govt wants to provide funding to the PNG villagers, but whose hands do they feed - the PNG govt's of course - the locals won’t see a thing. It is a terrible example of how political propaganda, and that's all it is - propaganda, can ruin the future of so many people of whom we should be eternally grateful for. You know, we whinge about petrol prices rising and costing us $20 per week extra to get to work. Try earning $30 a week and being forced to walk 30km to the nearest hospital to obtain treatment for your child who is ill. That is what we are denying these people. Not lavish items only the wealthy can afford, but basic necessities we have and take for granted everyday. As I try to think of less depressing things, let’s not forget a few things 1. It is our very own govt that is responsible for this tragedy - not PNG. They made the final decision, granted, but only as a result of our govt's demand to see the track preserved as it. 2. The mine isn’t ON the track, it is NEAR the track. 3. There is no environmental risk to the Port Moresby water supply - that is a scapegoat excuse easily proven incorrect and misleading. 4. The actual part of the track in question is not even the original track! So there is no reason to be concerned about it! I don’t recall any word from Rudd or Somare about that fact... ummm Perhaps with a little effort we can push aside the political vote grabbing and allow ourselves to see that these people deserve to live healthy and prosperous lives, as much as you and I. Perhaps then we can say finally say thank you.

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