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Keeping an eye on the beasts: social monitoring of large-scale mines in New Guinea

Banks, Glenn


Since the late 1980s, mining agreements in Papua New Guinea contain a clause that says or implies that there should be something called social monitoring carried out around the mine site. This tends to be an addendum to the much more comprehensive environmental monitoring requirements. There is also a (somewhat reluctant) recognition within the industry that some form of social monitoring is ‘best practice’. In this paper I begin with my vision of where social monitoring in New Guinea is in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Resources, Environment & Development Group (RE&D)
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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