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Australia risks over-extracting transition minerals amid mining rush

Latest News, Mining, Climate Justice

Release Date: 04 May 2023

Australia is at risk of over-extracting key transition minerals by relying on overblown demand projections, according to a new report which warns policy steps to encourage responsible and sustainable use of critical minerals, such as a stronger commitment to recycling EV batteries, are being overlooked.

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.

New report examines the scramble for mineral resources in Bougainville

Latest News, Mining, Growing Bougainvilleā€™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.

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.

Challenging extractive models of development at the 2021 Research for Development Impact Conference

Mining, Climate Justice, Changing PNGā€™s development path, Nogat Coal

Release Date: 15 Sep 2021

Across the Pacific region, the large-scale extraction of natural resources ā€“ including timber, minerals, oil and gas - is often presented as the clearest pathway towards economic development and improved wellbeing for citizens. However, extractive operations have repeatedly failed to deliver the improved livelihoods they promised and have been accompanied by dispossession, environmental destruction, abuses of human rights and offshoring of profits.

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 ā€œAmex Resources Limited ā€“ Response to NGOā€™s Allegationsā€. 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 companyā€™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 Report Lists Six Reasons Why Frieda River Mine Should Not Go Ahead

Save the Sepik, Mining

Release Date: 14 Mar 2021

Project Sepik and Jubilee Australia Research Centre released a new report today on the dangers posed by the proposed Frieda River Mine to the Sepik River and urged its rejection by Papua New Guinean government authorities. The report is titled The Sukundimi Walks Before Me, in reference to the river spirit that Sepik people believe dwells in and protects the river.

Civil Society and Human Rights Defenders in the Pacific

Mining, Climate Justice, Land and forests

Release Date: 01 Feb 2021

Check out this session hosted by Jubilee Australia on Civil Society and Human Rights Defenders in the Pacific in the very first UN Pacific Forum on Business and Human Rights! You will hear from human rights defenders about the challenges they face and we will discuss how we can create a safer environment for human rights defenders.

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

Mining, Growing Bougainvilleā€™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.

The Frieda River mine's EIS must be rejected

Save the Sepik, Mining

Release Date: 31 Mar 2020

Wewak: A local Civil Society Organisation (CSO) called Project Sepik, today called for the rejection of the Frieda River mine on the grounds that the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was ā€˜unfit for purposeā€™. The call came in connection with the submission of ten independent expert reports on the EIS, which were submitted to PNGā€™s Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA).

PanAust please pack your stuff and go

Save the Sepik, Mining

Release Date: 24 Oct 2019

BRISBANE | Emmanuel Peni from Project Sepik has travelled from East Sepik province in Papua New Guinea to raise awareness about the proposed Frieda River gold-copper mine and to meet with miner PanAust, a Chinese owned-Australian-licensed company with its head office in Brisbane. Joined by Project Sepik partners, Jubilee Australia and Aid/Watch, Mr Peni personally delivered a message on behalf of the Sepik River

Indigenous Peoples blockade OceanaGold mine in the Philippines: company operates despite expired license


Release Date: 11 Jul 2019

Sydney / Ottawa ā€“ OceanaGoldā€™s copper-gold mine in Didipio faces concerted opposition by local and indigenous Ifugao peoples living at its mine site in Didipio, Nueva Vizcaya, as well as from municipal and provincial elected officials. This clear lack of social license across three relevant jurisdictions is reported to be one of the reasons the mine has not been successful in renewing its license.

The Frieda River Mine and the threat to the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea

Save the Sepik, Mining

Release Date: 14 Jun 2019

Sydney/Wewak- Jubilee Australia and Project Sepik released a new report today about PanAustā€™s proposed Frieda River Mine project in Papua New Guineaā€™s Sepik region. The report, The River is Not Ours, is an investigation of the projectā€™s environmental and social impacts and the views of local communities regarding the mine. The report is a collaboration between two organisations: the Australian-based Jubilee Australia and the Papua New Guinea-based Project Sepik.