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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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 practices, a persistent lack of transparency and a culture of denial have created tension with local communities, ongoing concerns from
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Gavin addresses the community at Galawau

Hidden Valley – Watut River Communities, MMJV and mining

Hidden Valley (documentary) from Mineral Policy Institute on Vimeo. A people speak out for their river, and for their future The Hidden Valley gold and silver mine in the Morobe Province is affecting communities living along the Watut River, a long and fast-flowing river in the lush m
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Watut River – Newcrest Mining Sustainability Report 2014

Newcrest Mining released their 2014 Sustainability Report earlier in April. As a large Australian gold mining company, Newcrest operate a number of mining and exploration sites in Australia, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. These include both the Hidden Valley mine and Wafi-Golpu explora
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Gavin addresses the community at Galawau

Mining in the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea: Status, Issues and Prospects

Mining in the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea: Status, Issues and Prospects Dr Gavin Mudd (Chair, MPI), June 2012 The Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea is an old gold field – where mining dates back almost a century and still continues. The community are therefore no strangers t
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