Voices of Bougainville Report Launch - Has Ended
Come and learn more about one of the most pressing environmental issues in our region...
Over the few months the Australian NGO Jubilee Australia will be launching the 'Voices of Bougainville' report in cities around the country. But why is this report so important?
The Panguna mine in Bougainville, Paupa New Guinea, has been closed for 25 years after sparking a decade-long civil war. Although the mine was very profitable for Papua New Guinea, it had a devastating impact on the environment and there was immense socio-political disruption for the local communities. Now BCL, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, has proposed re-opening the mine. With the mine closed to outsiders, local perspectives on the reopening, especially women in affected communities, have not been heard. Jubilee Australia’s ‘Voices from Bougainville’ report, to be launched at this event, breaks this silence.