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ABG considering large scale mining on Bougainville

 John Momis making his usual superficial and disenguous mining = development pitch…

Troy Taule | PNG Loop

President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ABG), Dr John Momis says the ABG is considering allowing large-scale mining again on Bouganville because of its need for revenue. 190 more words

Papua New Guinea

‘Catastrophic’ impact as Barrick sells assets

Jane Goldsmith | The Australian Mining Review

BARRICK Gold has been hit by allegations of “irreparable” social, economic and environmental change as it flags intentions to offload a majority stake in the iconic Porgera mine, north-western Papua New Guinea (PNG). 267 more words

Papua New Guinea

Jubilee Australia reveals flaws in new Bougainville Mining Law

In February, Jubilee Australia with Bismarck Ramu Group and the International State Crime Initiative wrote to Mr Stephen Burain, the Minister for Mining in the Autonomous Government of Bougainville, commenting on the Bougainville Mining Bill 2014 which was passed into law this week. 1,164 more words

Papua New Guinea

Critics slam new Bougainville mining law as 'forgetting history'

Aloysius Laukai | Pacific Media Watch

The controversial Bougainville Mining Bill has been passed by the Autonomous Bougainville Government parliament and has been immediately condemned by critics as “forgetting history”. 452 more words

Papua New Guinea

Global mining companies never stop bullying indigenous peoples

After losing in court, a giant mining corporation is bullying a indigenous Peruvian farmer in a fight to turn her land into an open-pit gold mine… 370 more words

Environmental Impact

Bougainville Freedom Movement questions new Mining Act

Bougainville Freedom Movement 

Like Mr Jimmy Miringtoro, Member for Central Bougainville and Minister for Communication in the Papua New Guinea National Government, the Bougainville Freedom Movement (Australia) are also wondering why the ABG have passed the Bougainville Mining Act 2014, “when the people are still in the dark of this bill that could take away their rights form their land and resources forever”. 451 more words

Papua New Guinea

Bougainville Mining Act is covered in the sins of the father

As we expected, they did it, in secret and through bribery, but the Bougainville Mining Bill is passed. The foreign mining interests are already pumping their fists, and have been parading triumphant press releases, trying to contain their glee as they tell Bougainvilleans ‘you are free now’ (knowing the opposite to be true). 316 more words

Papua New Guinea