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10 February 2019

Papua New Guinea: Proposed changes to Bougainville mining law to accommodate Australian investor; facilitate Panguna re-opening

Bougainville's government is considering changing its mining laws to accommodate investment and facilitate re-opening of the long-closed Panguna mine. Proposed changes to the mining legislation would 'remove complicated steps that are unnecessary'.

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10 February 2019

Papua New Guinea: Violence at Kainantu gold mine after mining company, K92 Mining, allegedly fails to adequately conduct due diligence on landowner rights

A recent media report published by The Nation (PNG) (linked below) cites K92 Mining, a Canadian company, and alleges that its failure to adequately conduct due diligence in relation to landowner rights associated with the Kainantu gold mine, PNG, has...

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5 February 2019

Papua New Guinea: Report highlights abuses at Porgera gold mine; urges co. to address harm & strengthen remedy mechanism

Author: Radio New Zealand

"Pressure at PNG's Porgera mine to act on human rights redress", 6 February 2019...

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5 February 2019

So. Africa: Greenpeace study claims coal mining area has the worst air quality in the world

Author: Anita Powell, Voice of America

Author, Anita Powell, VOANews, 29 January ...

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4 February 2019

Afghanistan: Peace talks ignore dangers of minerals rush

Author: Antony Loewenstein, The Nation

"Peace in Afghanistan? Maybe—but a minerals rush is already underway", 30 January 2019...

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4 February 2019

Uganda: Cabinet approves joining the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Author: Franklin Draku, Daily Monitor (Uganda)

"Uganda cleared to join extractive initiative"...

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1 February 2019

Commentary: Post–conflict recovery needed before reopening Bougainville's Panguna mine

Author: Catherine Wilson, The Interpreter

"The new battle for Bougainville's Panguna mine", 21 August 2018 Speculation about the future of the Panguna copper mine in Papua New Guinea's autonomous region of Bougainville...by former Rio Tinto subsidiary, Bougainville Copper Ltd (BCL), was put...

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30 January 2019

New Zealand: Trans-Tasman Resources allowed to appeal the overturning of its seabed mining consent

Author: New Zealand Herald

"Trans-Tasman Resources given leave to appeal quashing of seabed mining consent", 24 December 2018...

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24 January 2019

India: Villagers in Kerala demand complete halt to mining activities

Author: National Herald, India

"Kerala mining: Villagers of Alappad demand complete halt to mining activities", 21 January 2019...

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23 January 2019

Commentary: Dirty deeds: how to stop Australian miners abroad being linked to death and destruction

Author: Julia Dehm, the Conversation

23 January 2019...

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