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15 January 2020

Solomon Islands: Solomon Bauxite Limited performing in Wagina Island keeps raising local communities mining concerns

Author: Amnesty International

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15 January 2020

Papua New Guinea: Companies' eyes are on Panguna mine following Bougainville's referendum

Author: Natalie Whiting, ABC

"Bougainville voted yes to becoming the world's newest nation. Now begins the gold rush", 14 December 2019...

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18 December 2019

Pacific: Human Rights at Sea case studies on alleged human rights abuses in the fishing industry

Case studies by Human Rights at Sea narrate the occurrence of alleged human rights abuses in the Pacific fishing industry.

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12 December 2019

Bougainville: Local leaders want to reopen Panguna Mine but distrust remains for foreign mining companies

Author: Joshua Mcdonald, The Diplomat

"Will Bougainville Reopen the Panguna Mine? With an independence referendum on the horizon, reopening the Panguna mine offers both attractive opportunities and terrible consequences", 22 November 2019...

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10 December 2019

Shining a light on corporate human rights abuses in the Pacific

Author: Amy Sinclair, Ethical Corporation

9 December 2019...

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6 December 2019

French Polynesia: Strike against Intercontinental hotels underway over dismissal of four employees for alleged rape

Author: Radio New Zealand

"Strike underway in French Polynesia at 4 luxury hotels", 29 November 2019...

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6 December 2019

Papua New Guinea: NGO calls for Pacific-wide ban on seabed mining as new company intends to mine Bismarck Sea floor

Author: Radio New Zealand

"NGO calls for Pacific-wide ban on seabed mining", 29 November 2019...

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29 November 2019

Pacific: BHRRC launches new web portal to shine light on corporate abuse in the region

The Pacific is an intensely resource-rich region where corporate human rights abuses have traditionally flown under-the-radar. The Pacific Business & Human Rights portal builds visibility and shines a light on corporate abuse in the region. It...

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20 November 2019

Papua New Guinea: As Bougainville independence referendum looms; miners jostle for licences & fears of new conflict grow

Author: Sarah Danckert and Ben Bohane, The Sydney Morning Herald

"This derelict mine caused a bloody war. Now Aussie companies are fighting over it again", 15 November 2019...

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19 November 2019

French Polynesia: Sustainability pledge by Australian-owned company amid concerns about renewed phosphate mining

Author: Walter Zweifel, Radio New Zealand

"Phosphate mining on French Polynesia's Makatea step closer", 14 November 2019...

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