MINING

You can’t eat stones in the land of the goat

29 Aug 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

In the central north of Mozambique, there is a province known as the land of the goat, so called because of the animal’s significance for farmers and their families.

But Tete province is not just full of goats. It also possesses huge reserves of coal and iron ore deposits, and it’s where multinationals like Rio Tinto are doing business.

New reporting rules for mining companies will cut corruption

22 May 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Australia must stamp out corruption by following the US and EU’s lead and forcing oil, mining and gas companies based here and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange to report all payments to governments in the countries in which they operate.

How mining is making the world a worse place for women

21 May 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

While mining has undoubtedly been kind to at least one woman, Gina Rinehart, the sector has an appalling – and often hidden – track record for hundreds of thousands of women in poor countries around the world.

Australian mining companies fall short on gaining consent from the world’s Indigenous peoples: new report

17 May 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

The vast majority of Australian mining, oil and gas companies have no clear public commitment to gain the consent of Indigenous peoples before commencing projects on their land, according to a new report.

Transparency is key for a fair tax system

4 Feb 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

The Australian Government’s plan to improve the transparency of the business tax system has the potential to ensure developing countries are not cheated out of their fair share of tax revenue, the Publish What You Pay Australia and Tax Justice Network Australia coalitions said today.

Let poor share in mining riches

17 Jan 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Mining has had an incredible impact on almost every facet of Australian society, from sparking new waves of immigration and the unprecedented wealth of ‘Marvellous Melbourne’, to triggering race riots and sex trafficking.

Australia sends strong message to mining companies: respect human rights

12 Dec 2012 by Oxfam Australia Media

The Australian Government has sent a strong message to mining companies that they must help rather than harm the communities in the countries in which they operate, Oxfam Australia said today.

Treasury sends a strong message on tax havens: Oxfam

11 Dec 2012 by Oxfam Australia Media

The Australian Government has sent a strong message to corporations that they must pay their fair share of tax and avoid using other countries as tax havens, international aid agency Oxfam Australia said today.

Social licence vital for mining

27 Aug 2012 by Oxfam Australia Media

Amidst speculation this week that Australia’s resources boom is nearing an end, unlocking the vast wealth of Africa is high on the agenda for mining executives, investors, government officials and NGOs meeting in Perth this week.

Australia should follow US in fighting corruption

24 Aug 2012 by Oxfam Australia Media

Australia should follow the lead of the US that has this week adopted new rules to stamp out corruption by forcing oil, mining and gas companies listed on the US securities exchanges to report all payments to governments in the countries in which they operate.