Dilemmas of Development: Mining at Porgera, Papua New Guinea

Even before the perfect storm of expansionary government spending and record low commodity prices threatened Papua New Guinea’s resource dependent economy, questions were being asked about the impact of mining-led development. Inspired by Jerry Jacka’s recent publication Uneven develo
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The Hidden Costs of ‘Mining Development’: A View from the Rai Coast of Papua New Guinea

This article explores how a large-scale mining development located upon the Rai Coast of Papua New Guinea is transforming how a local community value their land. Throughout history, different cultures have ascribed different meanings and values to their local environments. These value
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Deep sea mining PNG’s Sensitive Marine Ecosystems

The integrity of marine ecosystems all over the world is threatened by human activities such as dumping of rubbish, disposal of chemical and radioactive waste, extraction of oil and gas, and fishing. Mining for sand and minerals in shallow waters has been conducted for decades, but th
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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, the industry is as famous for it’s highs, with the wealth generated by extractives evident in Port Moresby, and for its lows, evi
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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 financial collapse. In Australia, Glencore, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing diversified commodity traders, has been hit h
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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 radioactive tailings into a local river are just some of the reported incidents at Malawi’s Kayelekera Uranium Mine (KUM). The mine
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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 bikpela kampani bilong maining ibin pairap na nau I wok long do gaun. Na long PNG mipla lukim ol moni igo ovasis na ol pipia blong Por
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Mining Monitor June 2015

We are excited about this Mining Monitor. (Online version here) Not only are we remembering the struggle at Ranger but we also publishing our first Tok Pisin article. Lauren Mellor from the Environment Centre NT reflects on ERA’s recent announcement on the Ranger 3 deeps expansion, co
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