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Desperately seeking legitimacy: Reducing the social impacts of extractives in PNG

The people of Papua New Guinea have a complex and varied relationship with the predominantly transnational extractive industry in PNG. At a national scale,
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A Sense of place, a sense of loss: Australia’s Mining Legacies

With the construction phase of the mining boom over and demand for Australia’s energy and mineral resources waning, now is a good time to reflect upon the
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Poison or poverty? Glencore’s blackmail of Borroloola

Panic has set in for the global resource sector with a sharp commodities slump bringing some of the world’s biggest mining companies to the brink of financ
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Australian uranium in Africa – our responsibility?

Mining in Africa Poor working conditions, a high exposure to radiation, deaths and injuries to workers, road accidents, toxic spills and the discharge of r
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High mortality, severe poverty, entrenched gender discrimination: life near the Hidden Valley mine

The Hidden Valley mine in the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been controversial since construction started in 2007. Poor construction practi
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Out of sight out of mind: marine mine waste disposal in Papua New Guinea

Waste-in the sea Papua New Guinea (PNG) could be said to be a world leader in Deep Sea Tailings Placement (DSTP). DSTP involves discharging of finely groun
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Rehabilitating Mirarr Land: Mining to end at Ranger?

­Ranger uranium mine operates within the bounds of the dual World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. Ranger was established through a no-consent lease o
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Moni, Meining na independens blong ol papa graun stap klostu

Wanem samting kamap bihain long maining emi klia. Ol gutpla na nogutpla samting wantaim yumi save lukim. Long Western Australia nau mipla lukim displa bikp
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  • Humans have been miners for at least 5000 years – probably many times longer if you count the extraction of ochre. Like agriculture, mining is a cornerstone of civilisation and has made humanity, and Australia, what we are today. It's a little disconcerting to consider, then, that this century…

    Posted By Mineral Policy Institute

    21 hours ago

  • Pacific Island leaders say that preventing future conflict depends on addressing inequality, unemployment, land disputes and governance. Credit: Catherine Wilson/IPS

    Posted By Mineral Policy Institute

    February 01

  • Mining does bring in revenue, but at the same time it is building up a monstrous damage bill.

    Posted By Mineral Policy Institute

    February 01