Papua New Guinea’s copper-rich island of Bougainville plans to introduce legislation that will see traditional landowners share mineral rights with their government. President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government John Momis has told Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat the re-opening of Rio Tinto‘s giant Panguna copper mine will be on his terms. “Rio Tinto will have to deal with us,” he said. Dissatisfaction over the sharing of benefits from Rio Tinto’s Panguna mine in the 1990s led to a 10-year civil war on Bougainville, leaving thousands dead.