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Our major reports are the result of painstaking research and investigation, sometimes taking months or even years. They drive and inform our work. We encourage you to download them. We also have hard copies available: email us at [email protected]

MINING & CONSENT

BLANK CHEQUE - THE RISK OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO BOUGAINVILLE’S MINING ACT (2020)

BLANK CHEQUE - THE RISK OF PROPOSED...

This paper explores proposed changes to the Bougainville Mining Act. It finds that the amendments undermine the principle of landowner consent and could lead to...

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THE RIVER IS NOT OURS (2019)

THE RIVER IS NOT OURS (2019)

This report examines the environmental and social impacts of the proposed Frieda River mine and the views of local communities regarding the mine. It finds that...

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ON SHAKY GROUND REPORT: PNG LNG AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF DEVELOPMENT FAILURE (2018)

ON SHAKY GROUND REPORT: PNG LNG AND...

This report examines the impacts of the PNG LNG project on the local communities. It finds undelivered development promises, a frustrated community, and increas...

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THE DEVIL IN THE DETAIL: ANALYSIS OF THE BOUGAINVILLE MINING ACT 2015 (2015)

THE DEVIL IN THE DETAIL: ANALYSIS O...

This report outlines the serious deficiencies in the new Bougainville Mining Law and what the law might mean for the people of Bougainville.

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VOICES OF BOUGAINVILLE: NIKANA KANGSI, NIKANA DONG (OUR LAND, OUR FUTURE) (2014)

VOICES OF BOUGAINVILLE: NIKANA KANG...

This investigative report explores the views of the communities living around the Panguna mine, site of our region's most bloody civil war, to their past, their...

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LAND & FOREST

FROM EXTRACTION TO INCLUSION (2020)

FROM EXTRACTION TO INCLUSION (2020)

This report co-published with ActNow! PNG and The Oakland Institute outlines how foreign companies have profited of natural resource extraction in PNG at the ex...

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LAND SUMMIT OR LAND GRAB? (2019)

LAND SUMMIT OR LAND GRAB? (2019)

This briefing paper detail how the summit organized on May 1-3 2019 is an attempt by the PNG government to ‘mobilize’ customary land to allow greater access to...

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UNDER THE INFLUENCE: HOW INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FUND DEFORESTATION (2007)

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: HOW INTERNATIO...

This report explores the role that the IMF and World Bank have played in supporting deforestation and land grabbing in PNG and Indonesia.

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CLIMATE JUSTICE

THE COAL AGENDA: MAYUR RESOURCES AND THE PUSH TO START A COAL INDUSTRY IN PNG (2020) Disclaimer

THE COAL AGENDA: MAYUR RESOURCES AN...

This 2020 report raises significant concerns about a proposal from an ASX listed Australian energy company, Mayur Resources, to build the Pacific’s first coal-f...

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SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIES

GROWING BOUGAINVILLE’S FUTURE (2018)

GROWING BOUGAINVILLE’S FUTURE (2018...

This report examines the choice facing the people of Bougainville and asks the question of ‘to mine or not to mine’?

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DOUBLE OR NOTHING: THE BROKEN ECONOMIC PROMISES OF PNG LNG (2018)

DOUBLE OR NOTHING: THE BROKEN ECONO...

This report compares the predictions about PNG LNG's impacts on the national economy with the actual economic results. It finds that PNG LNG has contributed to...

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PIPE DREAMS: THE PNG LNG PROJECT AND THE FUTURE HOPES OF A NATION (2012)

PIPE DREAMS: THE PNG LNG PROJECT AN...

This detailed report about PNG LNG predicted many of the problems that the huge gas project in the Southern Highlands region would bring to the country and exam...

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ALTERNATIVES TO DEBTORS’ PRISON: DEVELOPING A FRAMEWORK FOR INTERNATIONAL INSOLVENCY (2011)

ALTERNATIVES TO DEBTORS’ PRISON: DE...

This report outlines why the rules of international sovereign debt are skewed in favour of rich countries and against poor countries. It also describes how a fa...

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CHANGING AUSTRALIA

ENTER THE DRAGON (2019)

ENTER THE DRAGON (2019)

This report critiques the proposed Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific, arguing that the rationale for the scheme has been made on faul...

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RISKY BUSINESS: SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON AUSTRALIA’S EXPORT CREDIT AGENCY (2009)

RISKY BUSINESS: SHINING A SPOTLIGHT...

This report examines the status of our export credit agency and its role in supporting extractive industry projects in the Asia-Pacific region. The report aims...

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