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North Bougainville rallies against Mining Act

Tension is rising on Bougainville, as concerns continue to mount over the new Mining Act that was rushed through parliament in March 2015.

Published below is petition lodged with the Autonomous Bougainville Government prior to the Mining Bill’s sudden passing by Parliament. 2,052 more words

Papua New Guinea

Chefs from PB's Four Seasons head a few miles north for a quick spell to flex grilling chops

Over the weekend, a couple of Palm Beach chefs slipped away from their oceanfront lair for a few hours to grill up Black Angus beef at Saturday’s Green Market in downtown West Palm Beach. 235 more words

Palm Beach Chefs

Bougainville: Former war-torn Territory still wary of mining

“Eighty percent of Bougainville women do not support the reopening of the mine. Bougainville is a matrilineal , our land is our resource and we to toil our own land, instead of foreigners coming in to destroy it.”’ 1,470 more words

Papua New Guinea

Attempts to reopen Panguna mine will reignite ‘bloody conflict’, warns Australian public servant

In a paper for the Australian Defence College, seasoned Australian civil servant Jo Woodbury has issued a stark warning – current attempts to reopen the Panguna mine represent the greatest threat to peace on Bougainville. 418 more words

Papua New Guinea

Australia's interest in Bougainville's independence is far from locals' wishes

Australia’s diplomatic push into Bougainville coincides with a referendum on independence and calls to reopen the mine that was closed by bloodshed

Kristian Lasslett | The Guardian… 834 more words

Papua New Guinea

Many against quick return to mining in Bougainville

Radio New Zealand

A campaigner for women’s rights on Bougainville says many people remain opposed to a quick return to mining in the region.

The autonomous Papua New Guinea region goes to the polls from Monday and with new mining laws in place, the new parliament is expected to consider a resumption in mining, to ensure a viable economy. 105 more words

Papua New Guinea

Panguna people fear for their land

Bougainville Special Correspondent

A lull of fear has enveloped inhabitants of Panguna after the passing of the controversial mining bill by ABG parliament recently. The landowners, who have been rarely consulted over the issue, nor had they been in any way involved in the talks over the bill, feel a sense of insecurity over the ramifications since now the bill is law. 505 more words

Papua New Guinea