JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian law banning the export of unprocessed minerals took effect Sunday. Coordinating Economic Minister Hatta Rajasa said the export ban is intended to add value to mineral exports by having them processed in Indonesia and create more jobs. The announcement that the law would take effect came late Saturday following...
Times have changed in Cape York, Queensland. Traditional land owners have taken a step to support industrialisation over conservation of river systems. This week, the Federal Court announced it will rule some of the Wild Rivers laws invalid. Cape York traditional owners have pursued their case against Wild Rivers environmental laws to the Federal Court. The laws...
Do you trust your smartphone? Do you carry a brand using tin from the Bangka mining site? Friends of the Earth (FoE) Campaigns Coordinator Cam Walker said FoE Australia and FoE Indonesia have joined forces to support the drive to investigate the source of tin used by smartphone manufacturers in the wake of the controversial Bangka mining site in...
As the Federal Government released the report qualifying Cape York for UN World Heritage listing, the Queensland state government launched its political rhetoric to encourage local indigenous communities to support mining and to oppose the planned world heritage nomination. Cape York is a peninsula located at the northern tip of Queensland. Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney promised indigenous people a stake...
Rep. Neri Colmenares was shocked when an Army colonel admitted to receiving P150,000 a month from a mining company in allowances for government militiamen deployed in and around the mining site while a town mayor also disclosed that Sagittarius Mines Inc (SMI) is likewise shelling out P850,000 for another 12 Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit...
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