Responding to the announcement overnight that BHP Billiton, along with Samarco and Vale, has reached multi-billion dollar compensation agreement with the Brazilian Government, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Oxfam welcomes the announcement of this multi-billion dollar agreement between the Australian mining company BHP Billiton, its partners and the Brazilian Government. Oxfam has […]
BHP Billiton’s climate change report released overnight sends a strong message to governments that big business is taking climate change seriously, but its assumption that fossil fuels will be the major source of electricity in coming decades should be challenged, Oxfam said today. BHP Billiton’s report, Climate Change Portfolio Analysis, calls for a strong outcome […]
A new Oxfam report challenges mining industry spin about coal and poverty, showing clearly that coal is not the solution to improving energy access in developing countries.
Australia must show it is serious about revenue and tax transparency in the extractives sector and implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Australia. The call from the Publish What you Pay coalition (PWYP) comes as the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group meets this week (16 – 18 Oct) in Paris and the Board of […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.