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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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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Hidden Valley Mine – MPI Report – Tok Pisin Summary

As bilong ripot Dispela em i ripot blong we maining bin bagarapim sindaun bilong ol lain blong Wara Watut long Morobe Provins, Papua Niugini. Olsem i gat wankian ripot i stap long planti ol arapela main displa bai stap olosem ripot tu blong maining industri blong Papua Niugini. Ol efe
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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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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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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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From the mountains to the sea; following the Watut River

From the mountains to the sea; following the Watut River Article for the Mineral Policy Institute June 2012 Newsletter Morobe Project report (April 6-16, 2012) Jessie Boylan …Except it was the other way around; we stepped foot into a long (5+ meters) dug out canoe, equipped with an ou
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