Mining in Papua New Guinea: a sector profile

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A profile of the mining sector in Papua New Guinea, including mining companies, licenses and leases and tax incentives.

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Mining Act decision to be postponed until after election says Peter O’Neill

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The Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, has told the Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference in Sydney that there will be no decision on the Mining Act until after next election. He also indicated that the Government will pursue bi-lateral trade deals.

Around the world: PM’s Australian visit/mining conference/cruise/ASEAN

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PM’s Australian visit PNG’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s visit to Australia earlier this month, which included speeches to the National Press Club and Lowy Institute, received good coverage in the Australian press. He was also interviewed on Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat. Also widely covered was Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr’s call for a stronger regional role for PNG. PNG Mining Conference […]

Five things we learned at the PNG Mining Conference

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The 12th Papua New Guinea Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference was held last week in Sydney, Australia. The event was hosted by the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum. 1. Resources have never been bigger in PNG As PNG’s new Mining Minister Byron Chan observed, mining was responsible for 71% of PNG’s export receipts in 2011. The 1350 […]

Mining conference: first chance for industry to meet new government

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Senior figures in Papua New Guinea’s new government will come face-to-face with members of the country’s largest industry for the first time at the Papua New Guinea Mining and Petroleum Conference (3–5 December) in Sydney, Australia. ‘It’s the perfect venue for the new O’Neill Government to present itself internationally and to provide the industry with […]

Star Chamber

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The Papua New Guinea Chamber of Mines and Petroleum is the peak industry body for the country’s resources sector. It has a current membership of over 125 companies, roughly 30% of which are full members—that is, mining and petroleum companies active in PNG. As the industry’s voice, the Chamber has been instrumental in working with […]