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Interim Injunction on Wafi Golpu Mine

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Release Date: 13 Dec 2023

The Centre for Environmental Law Community Rights (CELCOR) is cautioning the PNG Government against any hasty political decisions that could see the signing of a Special Mining Lease for the Wafi- Golpu Project while there are ongoing legal challenges in country.

Impacted Communities Demanded Answers at Newcrest AGM

Release Date: 28 Nov 2022

On Wednesday November 09, Indigenous Huon Gulf advocate, Jotham Keleino, attended the Newcrest Mining AGM in Melbourne, Australia, on behalf of thousands of community members across Papua New Guinea who have not given free and prior informed consent to the Wafi-Golpu project.

Human rights complaint filed over Newcrest’s plans to dump waste in PNG

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Release Date: 09 Nov 2022

Today, three organisations filed a complaint against two Australian-based mining companies, Newcrest Mining and Harmony Gold Mining, over the proposal to dump toxic mining waste into the Huon Gulf in PNG’s Morobe Province. The companies are seeking to have a Special Mining Lease approved for the project, the Wafi Golpu Mine, by 2 December 2022 - less than a month from now.

New campaign calls on Australian companies Newcrest, Harmony Gold not to dump mining waste in the Huon Gulf

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Release Date: 20 Oct 2022

Today, a coalition of PNG and Australian civil society organisations have launched an international campaign, ‘No to Wafi-Golpu DSTP,’ which is calling on Australian companies, Newcrest Mining and Harmony Gold (Australia), to abandon their plans to dump hundreds of millions of tonnes of mining waste into the Huon Gulf.

All levels of government must pause Wafi-Golpu schedule as deadly earthquake poses catastrophic risks

Release Date: 15 Sep 2022

Following the deadly earthquake on Sunday 11 September 2022 measuring a magnitude of 7.6, with the epicenter in Morobe Province, a coalition of PNG and Australian civil society organisations are calling for all levels of government to pause all moves to progress the Wafi-Golpu mine project until this geological phenomenon is fully understood, and until communities of Morobe Province have been adequately consulted, including being made aware of the risks of DSTP to their communities, livelihoods and health.

CSOs call for halt to Wafi-Golpu mine approvals as community do not yet consent

Release Date: 01 Apr 2022

Today, a coalition of PNG and Australian civil society organisations called on the proponents of the Wafi-Golpu mine to stop progression of the mine because the project has not yet gained the consent of communities in Morobe Province.

Blog post: DSTP proposed for the Huon Gulf is problematic

Release Date: 03 May 2021

By Wakang Awasa Luthou / For and on behalf of the coastal stakeholders of Wafi-Golpu mine: For the Deep Sea Tailings Placement (DSTP) proposed for the Huon Gulf, the land and sea owners within 30km radius of the DSTP are adamant that the DSTP will be a disaster to their sustenance, livelihoods and environments. Despite the WGM environmental team frequenting coastal villages within 30km radius of the DSTP to preach the deception that there will be NO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THE DSTP on their sustenance, livelihoods and marine environments, the people are still not convinced one bit.