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PNG can improve energy access and reduce carbon emissions simultaneously

Latest News, Climate Justice

Release Date: 25 Jan 2023

PNG can both improve energy access while also meeting its commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement to reduce carbon emissions in the energy sector, a new report by Papua New Guinean environmental group Centre for Environmental Law and Community Rights (CELCOR) and the Sydney-based Jubilee Australia Research Centre has found.

Defend the Tiwi voice

Latest News, Climate Justice, Stop Barossa Gas

Release Date: 19 Dec 2022

Earlier this year, Tiwi Island Munupi Clan Elder Dennis Tipaklippa took Santos’ Barossa offshore gas project to Court and won, because even though Dennis and his Clan are the most impacted by planned offshore drilling activities, Santos did not consult them at all.

Alarm at reports Australian Government considering spending public money on Santos LNG project

Latest News, Climate Justice, Climate proof EFA, EFA

Release Date: 12 Dec 2022

Environment groups have written an open letter to the federal Trade Minister Don Farrell, calling on him to stop public spending on fossil fuels, after it was reported by Reuters last week that the Australian Government was considering giving a loan to the PNG Government to acquire a billion dollar stake in a Santos LNG project.

Australia’s Pacific financing plan not fit for purpose

Latest News, Aid and development, Sustainable economies

Release Date: 28 Nov 2022

Australia’s $4 billion program to fund new infrastructure in the Pacific lacks transparency, is failing to support the region's greatest needs such as climate adaptation/loss and damage and poverty alleviation, and risks driving extractive development in the region, according to a new report by environmental and human rights organisation Jubilee Australia Research Centre.

Say no to Wafi-Golpu DSTP

Latest News, Mining

Release Date: 15 Sep 2022

Following the deadly earthquake on Sunday 11 September 2022 measuring a magnitude of 7.6, with the epicenter in Morobe Province, a coalition of PNG and Australian civil society organisations are calling for all levels of government to pause all moves to progress the Wafi-Golpu mine project until this geological phenomenon is fully understood, and until communities of Morobe Province have been adequately consulted, including being made aware of the risks of DSTP to their communities, livelihoods and health.

Australian government body accepts PNG community’s complaint over Frieda River Mine

Latest News, Save the Sepik

Release Date: 26 Jul 2022

The Australian National Contact Point (AusNCP) for an international standard on responsible business conduct has agreed to investigate a complaint lodged on behalf of thousands of people in Papua New Guinea who say they have not given consent for Pan Aust to build an enormous copper and gold mine in their area.

We're recruiting! Communications and Engagement Manager

Latest News

Release Date: 14 Jul 2022

We're seeking a Communications and Engagement Manager, who will oversee Jubilee's public-facing communications with supporters and other partners.

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.

Act Now! and Jubilee welcome news of BSP closing 30 logging bank accounts

Latest News, Illegal logging

Release Date: 20 Apr 2022

Research and advocacy organisations Act Now! and Jubilee Australia Research Centre have welcomed news that Papua New Guinea's largest bank has closed the accounts of 30 logging companies operating in the country.

Pacific Islands demand debt solutions from creditors

Latest News, Sustainable economies, Drop the debt

Release Date: 04 Apr 2022

Pacific Island nations are facing a serious debt crisis worsened by the pandemic and the resulting shutdown of the tourism industry. Jubilee has published a report about it alongside our partners ahead of this week’s Pacific debt conference in Suva, Fiji.

CSOs call for halt to Wafi-Golpu mine approvals as community do not yet consent

Latest News, Mining

Release Date: 01 Apr 2022

Today, a coalition of PNG and Australian civil society organisations called on the proponents of the Wafi-Golpu mine to stop progression of the mine because the project has not yet gained the consent of communities in Morobe Province.

Tiwi, Larrakia Traditional Owners take South Korean Government to court to stop offshore gas project

Latest News, Climate Justice, Public finance of fossil fuels, Stop Barossa Gas

Release Date: 23 Mar 2022

Tiwi Islander and Larrakia Traditional Owners are taking the South Korean government’s export credit agencies to court to prevent them from financing Santos and SK E&S’ dirty offshore Barossa gas project.

What we achieved last year: Annual Report 2021

Latest News

Release Date: 01 Mar 2022

Last year, companies continued to try to push ahead with big projects in the pursuit of profit – with no concern for those who stand to lose out from their actions. But Jubilee Australia, alongside our partners around the world, has been pushing back. We've outlined this work in our Annual Report 2021, published today.

New research reveals how commercial banks have supported PNG’s destructive logging boom

Latest News, Land and forests, Illegal logging

Release Date: 01 Dec 2021

Commercial banks operating in Papua New Guinea have given at least $144 million (K300 million) in available credit, since 2000, to the country’s five largest exporters of tropical logs, a new report by Act Now! and Jubilee Australia Research Centre has revealed.

Papua New Guinea leads on climate targets, lags on action

Latest News, Climate Justice, Changing PNG’s development path, Nogat Coal

Release Date: 04 Nov 2021

In a briefing paper outlining PNG’s progress towards its climate targets, the Nogat Coal alliance ‒ made up of PNG’s Nogat Coal and the Center for Environmental Law and Community Rights, and Jubilee Australia Research Centre ‒ acknowledged the country's strong stance on climate action but urged the government to back its goals with concrete steps to achieve them.

Australian Government blocks climate action, helps foreign governments exploit Australian fossil fuels

Latest News, Climate Justice, Public finance of fossil fuels, Stop Barossa Gas

Release Date: 04 Nov 2021

Over the past decade, public financial institutions overseas have pumped $AUD36.7 billion into Australian fossil fuel projects, according to a paper published by Jubilee Australia Research Centre, the Australian Conservation Foundation, South Korea’s Solutions for Our Climate and the Japan Centre for a Sustainable Environment and Society. The report shows how the Australian Government has blocked international efforts to limit fossil fuel financing, while over the last decade it has facilitated foreign bankrolling of the Australian fossil fuel industry to the tune of $AUD36.7 billion.

Lenders of last resort? Australia poised to use public money to help coal, oil and gas as private lenders flee

Latest News, Climate Justice, Climate proof EFA, EFA

Release Date: 06 Jul 2021

A new report by Jubilee Australia has found that Australia’s export credit agency has given around 80 times more financing to fossil fuels than it is to renewables. And that trend could continue, as Trade Minister Tehan on 24 June announced forthcoming changes to legislation which could give EFA even more ways to finance fossil fuel projects. Between 2009 and 2020, Export Finance Australia (EFA) provided financing of up to $1.69 billion to coal, oil and gas but only $20 million to renewables.

Statement from Jubilee Australia, Caritas Fiji and Fiji Council of Social Services in relation to Amex Resources Limited advertisement

Latest News, Mining, Black sand mining in Fiji

Release Date: 23 Jun 2021

On 19 June 2021, Amex Resources Limited (ARL) published a four-page advertisement in the Fiji Sun entitled “Amex Resources Limited – Response to NGO’s Allegations”. The statement responds to A Line in the Sand, a report published by Jubilee Australia, Caritas Fiji and Fiji Council of Social Services (FCOSS) on 26 May 2021. The report discusses the company’s black sand mining project in the Ba river delta on Viti Levu. Jubilee Australia, Caritas Fiji and FCOSS stand by the report and its recommendations and publish this statement in response.

Local and international groups raise the alarm about black sand mining in Fiji

Latest News, Mining, Black sand mining in Fiji

Release Date: 26 May 2021

Today three community development and human rights groups, Jubilee Australia Research Centre, Fiji Council for Social Services and Caritas Fiji, released a new report raising the alarm about Australian companies engaging in black sand mining in Fiji.

New award names and shames the biggest corporate cane toads

Latest News, Clean up Panguna, Nogat Coal

Release Date: 24 May 2021

Friends of the Earth Australia, Jubilee Australia and ActionAid Australia just launched the Cane Toad Awards - a brand-new award ceremony aiming to name and shame Australian corporations behaving badly.

Webinar outlines why the Barossa project is worth worrying about

Latest News, Climate Justice, Climate proof EFA, EFA, Stop Barossa Gas

Release Date: 12 May 2021

The Barossa Project is a new large scale and high risk gas project that will draw gas from an offshore field located in pristine marine waters 100km north of the Tiwi Islands. Jubilee Australia spoke at a webinar, organised by Environment Centre NT, on the role of export credit agencies in financing this project and what civil society is doing to oppose this.

Export credit agencies and states potentially at risk of climate litigation over finance for fossil fuels

Latest News, Climate proof EFA, EFA

Release Date: 04 May 2021

Export credit agencies (ECAs) – and the governments that oversee them – could be in violation of their international legal obligations if they do not take action to reduce their financing of fossil fuel-related activities imminently. That is the main conclusion of a new legal opinion published today, two days before ministers gather at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue. The opinion, which was commissioned by Oil Change International, for the first time lays out the international law obligations of ECAs that are responsible for tens of billions of dollars per year in support for fossil fuels.

‘Australia needs to end official financing for fossil fuel exports’ say Australian CSOs

Latest News, Climate Justice, Climate proof EFA, EFA, Stop Barossa Gas

Release Date: 22 Apr 2021

A group of Australian Civil Society (CSOs) sent an open letter to Minister Dan Tehan yesterday, calling for Australia to join governments worldwide who are moving away from using export finance to fund fossil fuel projects.