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The dark side of Australia’s mining sector

Australia’s mining sector is booming with some companies raking in multi-billion dollars profits. Everyone from shareholders to the national treasury stand to reap a reward in the mining bonanza. But have some Australian miners been driven by an unquenchable thirst to mine precious minerals at any price?

Plenty of aid, but is it for a ?Greater? Mekong?

His name is Bunlaamb and he lives on the banks of the usually-sanguine Se San River in north-eastern Cambodia. But for the last seven years, the life of this farmer-fisherman, and the rest of his village, has been turned upside down by sudden water fluctuations caused by a series of large hydropower dams built upstream, on the Vietnamese side of the border.

Filipino community takes action to block OceanaGold mining activities

The Filipino community threatened by the proposed Oceanagold gold and copper mine launched a formal action to stop water permits for the mine in recent days with the Philippines’ National Water Resources Board, on the grounds it would contaminate their water supply, cause environmental hazards as well as threaten farming and their way of life.

80,000 Australians join Cathy Freeman, Ian Thorpe and Michael Long calling on nation’s leaders to narrow 17-year life gap between Aboriginal and other Australians

Campaigners alarmed at the 17-year life gap between Aboriginal and other Australians have called on the nation’s leaders to heed a petition signed by over 80,000 Australians, unveiled today (September 18) to mark Australia’s first ever National Close The Gap Day.

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