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Spotlight on Australian mining companies in Africa

As promised at the end of our article on PanAust’s proposal to open up PNG’s biggest mine, a survey of mining operations in Africa by Australian-owned and Australian-based companies is now available.

The study reveals how African people are having to face violence, death and court cases designed to financially cripple their opposition to mines that threaten their lifestyles and their environments.

Featured in the study are some of the headline-grabbing conflicts and the questionable use of the term “Australian” to define some of the companies involved.
It underlines our determination to be aware of what is being done in our name, and to stand by the African people in their struggles against “our” companies.

The study can be accessed here.