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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RIO Tinto, the war on Bougainville and resistance to mining

State Crime – on the Margins of Empire, RIO Tinto, the War on Bougainville and Resistance to mining Author: Kristian Lasslett, Pub: Pluto Press, paperback, 2014, 256 p. Book Review: Charles Roche, Mineral Policy Institute Dr Lasslett, a criminology academic from the University of Ulst
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Increasing transparency and accountability for Woodlark Island

In February’s Mining Monitor, MPI outlined a proposed and potentially damaging mine on Woodlark Island in Papua New Guinea, highlighting a number of potential ecological and social impacts. Part of MPI’s work is to make information about such projects available and accessible, recogni
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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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Mining Monitor April 2015

This edition of the MM takes us around the globe again; with the first stop being Tasmania. MPI chair Dr. Gavin Mudd attended and opened the mining legacies exhibition Entropy 1, which we featured in February’s edition of the MM. Dr. Mudd gives us an insight in to the impacts and reso
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A new mine for Woodlark island?

MPI will be focusing on Woodlark Island in 2015 due to concerns raised by communities about mining impacts, especially from the disposal of mine waste into the sea, and the poor transparency record of the proponent, Kula Gold. In this first of a series of articles, we provide a basic
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Mining Capitalism: Book Review

Extended Book Review by; Charles Roche, Executive Director MPI and PhD Student, Murdoch University. Kirsch’s new book, Mining Capitalism: the Relationship between Corporations and Their Critics builds on an extensive body of work examining reverse anthropology and the relationship bet
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Mining on Misima

The Island of Misima lies 200 kilometers off the far eastern coastline of mainland Papua New Guinea. Over two hundred thousand people inhabit the Island and live together in small villages along the coastlines. Isolated and remote a one-way plane ticket to the Island from Port Moresby
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