Villagers file human rights complaint over plan for giant PNG goldmine

Frieda River mine proposed by Chinese-owned PanAust sparks appeal to government in Australia where company is registered More than 2,000 people in 60 villages in Papua New Guinea’s north – where the country’s largest gold, copper and silver mine is slated to be built – have filed a human rights complaint with the Australian government against developer PanAust.The landowners of the proposed Frieda River mine, on a tributary to the Sepik in the north of New Guinea island, allege that PanAust failed to obtain their consent. Continue reading…




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