Category: Mining Monitor

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, corporate liabilities and...

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 between corporations, critics, and indigenous communities, all with a focus...

From the Field: Morobe

Media training to address mining and development issues is underway in communities living along the lower Watut River in the Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Charles Roche & Howard Sindana report. Under cloudy skies and intermittent phone reception, a crowd of thirty people from the remote village of Chiatz...

Decades of Neglect: 30 Years of Ok Tedi

Decades of NEGLECT: 30 years of Ok Tedi By Michael Main A journey along the Fly River uncovers a serious humanitarian crisis unfolding. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the commencement of mining operations at Ok Tedi in Papua New Guinea’s Western Province. Much has been written about...

New Mining Monitor

MPI has updated their Mining Monitor Newsletter to an online magazine. In recognising the changing face of the media landscape and the quantity of, and flow of information we’re presented with each day, MPI has decided to change the way we communicate with our friends and supporters. This new...

Mining Legacies Tour in Tasmania report back

By Dr. Gavin Mudd (MPI/Monash University) In early February, the Mineral Policy Institute (MPi) and the Tasmanian Public & Environmental Health Network (TPEHN) co-hosted a tour of abandoned and legacy mines in western and north-eastern Tasmania. The tour was led by Isla Macgregor from TPEHN and Dr Gavin Mudd,...

October Mining Monitor

Reading about the end of the mining boom reminds me of the doomsayers who predicted a massive decline of the mining industry when the GFC really started to bite in late 2008.  While tighter and more expensive finance did impact on the mining industry, especially at the smaller end,...

MPI Mining Monitor – August 2013

The August Mining Monitor aims to keep you informed with interesting mining stories from around the world without inundating you with bad news. Our politicians, mining companies and mainstream media do a great job of promoting the industry – we try to balance this. But we need your help....