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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 Bougainville’s future

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 ‘unfit for purpose’. The call came in connection with the submission of ten independent expert reports on the EIS, which were submitted to PNG’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

Mining

Release Date: 11 Jul 2019

Sydney / Ottawa – OceanaGold’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 PanAust’s proposed Frieda River Mine project in Papua New Guinea’s Sepik region. The report, The River is Not Ours, is an investigation of the project’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.