Oxfam: Abuses by Australian mining firms in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Peru & Philippines

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18 September 2003

Council criticises mining watchdog proposal

Author: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The Australian Mineral Council (AMC) says a proposal to establish an industry watchdog for overseas operations is untenable.

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16 September 2003

Australian mining companies undermine Australian peace aims

Author: Oxfam Community Aid Abroad

A new report from Oxfam Community Aid Abroad...details community complaints of human rights abuses and environmental degradation as a result of Australian mining companies operations in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, [Peru] and the Philippines...Between 2002-03, Oxfam Community Aid Abroad's Mining Ombudsman investigated eight cases involving Australian-listed mining companies Climax Mining, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, DRD, Abelle Ltd, Straits Resources and Placer Dome.

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