Bougainville passes new mining law, outraging mining opponents

Bougainville war
Many in Bougainville are determined to prevent Rio Tinto subsidiary Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) returning to the island.  The company’s Panguna copper and gold mine triggered a war with the Papua New Guinea Defence Force, backed by Australia.

See the articles below about the new law and the views of its opponents.

Press Release and Full Speech : NEW MINING LAW A REJECTION OF THE PAST: MOMIS

Bougainville passes divisive foreign Mining Law

President Momis relies on convicted murderer for backup over mining bill

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