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18 April 2018

Response by Exxon Mobil

Author: Exxon Mobil

While the PNG LNG Project is not the cause of PNG's or Hela's low socio-economic indicators, when tied to sound national economic policies, it can be part of a solution that helps Papua New Guineans build a more prosperous and sustainable future for...

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Company response
18 April 2018

Response by Oil Search

Author: Oil Search

 We note that ExxonMobil is the operator of the PNG LNG project, and we refer readers to their response on the claims made by the author (see below). The information provided here is intended as supporting information, and to describe the socio...

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Article
4 April 2018

Bougainville: Local landowners reject bid to renew exploration at Panguna mine

Author: Catherine Wilson, Mongabay

"Traditional landowners reject mining exploration bid in Bougainville", 27 March 2018...

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Story
29 March 2018

Papua New Guinea: Lack of project benefits by ExxonMobil and Oil Search escalate violence within project communities; inc co. statement

Media reports cite violence of local population against ExxonMobil's gas condition plant in the village of Hides in Hela Province, as a result of frustration over the lack of project benefits. The largest resource extraction project in the Asia...

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Company response
27 March 2018

Nautilus Minerals' response

Author: Nautilus Minerals

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Nautilus Minerals to respond to concerns raised in a media report about seabed mining....

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Story
27 March 2018

PNG: Concerns raised about negative impacts of seabed mining; need for consultation with local landholders

A recent media report (linked below) cites Nautilus Minerals' proposed seabed mining activities in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea, and refers to the potential negative impacts of seabed mining, including harm to tuna stocks, and the need for proper...

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Company response
19 March 2018

Ok Tedi Mining's company response

Author: Ok Tedi Mining

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Ok Tedi Mining to respond to concerns raised about the labour rights of the company's workers following termination of 191 employees in response to a protest for better work conditions and benefits....

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Story
18 March 2018

Papua New Guinea: Ok Tedi Mining terminates 191 employees following protest to request better work conditions & benefits

One hundred and ninety-one Ok Tedi Mining employees were terminated as employees of the company following an 'illegal' protest at the mine site to demand better work conditions and benefits. ...

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Article
7 March 2018

UN Environment takes a stand with environmental defenders & calls on private sector to champion right to healthy environment

Author: UN Environment (Switzerland)

"UN Environment calls on governments and business to promote, protect and respect environmental rights", 06 Mar 2018...

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Article
19 February 2018

UN human rights chief has concerns in Indonesia, PNG and Fiji

Author: Radio NZ

14 February 2018 Following his visits to Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights...highlighted a range of deep concerns in these countries...

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