New Documentary: Mining Not Necessary on Bougainville

One of Bougainville’s leading film-makers says the island would be better off without mining.

After 25 years, moves are afoot to re-open the Rio Tinto-owned Panguna copper mine and PNG’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill is due to make a much-postponed visit to the autonomous region next week. Jemima Garrett has been getting a sneak preview of Clive Porabou’s new doco ‘After the War’.
Read more and hear the broadcast on the the Radio Australia website.

PNG landowners continue to halt nickel mine construction

Angry Papua New Guinea landowners say they will continue to halt construction at a Chinese owned nickel mine until they meet with the PNG government next week. Police reinforcements have been sent to the mine site to protect Chinese employees, some of who were assaulted by locals. Continue reading “PNG landowners continue to halt nickel mine construction”