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New report examines the scramble for mineral resources in Bougainville

Latest News, Mining, Growing Bougainville’s future

Release Date: 01 Jun 2022

A new report, published today by Jubilee Australia Research Centre, outlines how the Autonomous Region of Bougainville has become the target of a scramble for resources. The region, which is pursuing independence from Papua New Guinea, has attracted mining and minerals exploration companies from around the world, drawn by its valuable copper and gold reserves.

Proposed changes to Bougainville mining laws are a 'blank cheque'

Mining, Growing Bougainville’s future, Protect customary land

Release Date: 10 Jun 2020

A research paper released today by Jubilee Australia Research Centre assessing changes proposed to Bougainville's mining laws has found 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.

Bougainville's historic referendum

Growing Bougainville’s future, Sustainable economies

Release Date: 11 Dec 2019

Independence referendum a first step for self-determination for Bougainville. Bougainville’s landslide vote for independence from Papua New Guinea is history making. But the right to self-determination must be upheld in all its fullness, says Jubilee Australia Research Centre. In a historic vote that’s been more than 20 years in the making,