Resources

Publications

Publications

Our major reports are the result of painstaking research and investigation, sometimes taking months or even years. They drive and inform our work. We encourage you to download them. We also have hard copies available: email us at info@jubileeaustralia.org

Occasional paper series

The World Bank's Response to Covid-19 The World Bank's Response to Covid-19 (3103 KB)

The World Bank’s Response to COVID-19 is the first in a new Occasional Paper Series by Jubilee Australia. The paper outlines how World Bank health policies have contributed to the very weaknesses in health systems that have been so cruelly exposed by the pandemic. It is authored by Susan Engel, Nadine Madkour and Owain Williams.

Extractives and Development: Papua New Guinea

From Extraction To Inclusion From Extraction To Inclusion (6596 KB)

From Extraction To Inclusion (Executive Summary) From Extraction To Inclusion (Executive Summary) (2237 KB)

This 2020 report, co-published with ActNow! PNG and The Oakland Institute outlines how foreign companies have profited of natural resource extraction in PNG at the expense of people and the environment. The report calls for Papua New Guinea to put people at the centre of its development path.

Coal: 

The Coal Agenda The Coal Agenda (4845 KB)
The Coal Agenda (Executive Summary) The Coal Agenda (Executive Summary) (1607 KB)

This 2020 report raises significant concerns about a proposal from an ASX listed Australian energy company, Mayur Resources, to build the Pacific’s first coal-fired power station in Papua New Guinea. The report is a joint collaboration between CELCOR and Jubilee Australia.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this report does not constitute financial advice. Jubilee Australia and CELCOR are not financial advisers, but non-governmental organisations doing work of interest for the public.

Community Consent:

The River Is Not Ours 2019 The River Is Not Ours 2019 (1336 KB)

This 2019 report examines the environmental and social impacts of the Frieda River mine and the views of local communities regarding the mine.

 

Mining and Development: Bougainville

(2020) Blank cheque - The risk of proposed amendments to Bougainvilles Mining Act (2020) Blank cheque - The risk of proposed amendments to Bougainvilles Mining Act (3794 KB)

This 2020 briefing paper explores proposed changes to the Bougainville Mining Act, finding that the amendments undermine the principle of landowner consent, and could lead to significant impacts on the rights of the people of Bougainville and their environment.

Growing Bougainville's Future 2018 Growing Bougainville's Future 2018 (14549 KB)
 

This report examines the choice facing the people of Bougainville and asks the question of ‘to mine or not to mine’?

Bougainville Mining Act - October 2015 Report Bougainville Mining Act - October 2015 Report (1470 KB)

This 2015 report outlines the serious deficiencies in the new Bougainville Mining Law and what the law might mean for the people of Bougainville.

Jubilee Australia (2014) 'Voices of Bougainville: Nikana Kangsi, Nikana Dong (Our Land, Our Future)' Jubilee Australia (2014) 'Voices of Bougainville: Nikana Kangsi, Nikana Dong (Our Land, Our Future)' (2950 KB)

This controversial 2014 report explores the views of the communities living around the Panguna mine, site of our region's most bloody civil war, to their past, their present and their future.

Mining and Development: PNG LNG

On Shaky Ground Report On Shaky Ground Report (1925 KB)

This May 2018 report examines the impacts of the PNG LNG project on the local communities. It finds undelivered development promises, a frustrated community, and increasing risks of violence.

Double or nothing: The broken economic promises of PNG LNG, 2018 Double or nothing: The broken economic promises of PNG LNG, 2018 (878 KB)

This April 2018 Report compares the predictions about PNG LNG's impacts on the national economy with the actual economic results. It finds that PNG LNG has contributed to PNG going backwards on most economic indicators.

Jubilee Australia (2012) PIPE DREAMS: The PNG LNG Project and the future hopes of a nation Jubilee Australia (2012) PIPE DREAMS: The PNG LNG Project and the future hopes of a nation (3649 KB)

This detailed 2012 report about PNG LNG predicted many of the problems that the huge gas project in the Southern Highlands region would bring to the country, and examines how the Australian government made taxpayers investors in the project.

Economic Justice: Debt

Enter the Dragon 2019 Enter the Dragon 2019 (380 KB)

This 2019 report critiques the proposed Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific, arguing that the rationale for the scheme has been made on faulty premises, that the proposed architecture is inadequate and that the process in bringing legislation to make the scheme a reality has been rushed. 

Jubilee Australia (2011) Alternatives to Debtors' Prison: Developing a Framework for International I Jubilee Australia (2011) Alternatives to Debtors' Prison: Developing a Framework for International I (2427 KB)

This 2011 Report outlines why the rules of international sovereign debt are skewed in favour of rich countries and against poor countries. It also describes how a fairer model could work and what it would look like.

Corporate Accountability: Efic

Jubilee Australia (2009) Risky Business: Shining a Spotlight on Australia's export credit agency Jubilee Australia (2009) Risky Business: Shining a Spotlight on Australia's export credit agency (3164 KB)

This 2009 report examines the status of our export credit agency and its role in supporting extractive industry projects in our region.

Land and Forests

Land summit or land grab? Land summit or land grab? (1500 KB)

This 2019 briefing paper detail how the summit organized on May 1-3 2019 is an attempt by the PNG government to ‘mobilize’ customary land to allow greater access to multinational companies and commercial banks for logging, mining, and industrial agriculture leases. The paper is a joint collaboration between The Oakland Institute and Jubilee Australia. 

Jubilee Australia (2007) Under the Influence: How International Financial Institutions Fund Deforest Jubilee Australia (2007) Under the Influence: How International Financial Institutions Fund Deforest (1733 KB)

This 2010 Report explores the role that the IMF and World Bank have played in supporting deforestation and land grabbing in PNG and Indonesia.