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Voices Of Bougainville Report Launch - Sydney

Voices Of Bougainville Report Launch - Sydney - Has Ended

 16 Oct, 2014 - 16 Oct, 2014
 Thu 6:00pm - Thu 7:30pm
 79 Myrtle Street
  Chippendale, NSW
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The Panguna Mine in Bougainville, once a source of nearly 44% of PNG’s revenue, has been closed for twenty-five years. The mine was closed by local Indigenous people frustrated by environmental devastation to their land, immense disruption to the socio-political economies tied to customary lands where traditional practices were intrinsic to daily life.  Closure of the Bougainville Copper Limited mine (subsidiary of Rio Tinto) was the first time Indigenous people successfully halted international mining interests in a local community.  

Rio has proposed re-opening the mine. With the Panguna Region closed to outsiders, perspectives of local communities who will be most be affected by the mine’s reopening have not been part of the debate. Voices of people from the Panguna communities are presented in Jubilee Australia’s ‘Voices of Bougainville’ Report which will be launched at this seminar.

For more information, please contact Chris Holley


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Jubilee Australia Founded as part of the global movement in 2000 to ‘drop the debt’ placed with developing countries during the late 20th century, Jubilee conducts research and develops campaigns concerning government and corporate practices that impoverish rather than support the self-determination and sustainability of communities in the Asia Pacific. Recent reports include Pipe dreams: The PNG LNG project and the future hopes of a nation and Alternatives to debtor’s prison: Developing a framework for international insolvency Jubilee’s campaigns include Make Poverty History, Debt-for-Development, Robin Hood Tax and tax justice.

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