Australian companies Newcrest Mining Limited and Harmony Gold (Australia) want to dump millions of tonnes of hazardous mining waste directly into the ocean in the Huon Gulf over the next 28 years.
Pacific Islands are facing a serious debt crisis that has been worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting shutdown of the tourism industry. This month's unprecedented debt conference in Suva, Fiji, was sorely needed.
Dr Volker Boege, Research Fellow at the University of Queensland writes about the likelihood of whether the Autonomous Bougainville Government will reopen the Panguna copper mine in central Bougainville.
Dr Volker Boege, Research Fellow at the University of Queensland blogs about Rio Tinto's refusal to take responsibility at its recent AGM for the disastrous effects of the Panguna mine operations.