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Industrial conflict in paradise: Making the Bougainville copper project construction agreement 1970

Hess, Michael; Maidment, Ewan


In 1969, construction began on Conzinc Riotinto Australia's huge copper and gold mine at Panguna on the island of Bougainville in what was then the Australian-administered Territory of Papua New Guinea. The mining project was unlike any Australians had previously undertaken, and its construction created complexities which Australian managers and industrial relations systems had not previously encountered. The complexity of employment relations on this project was increased by the political...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Economic and Labour Relations Review
DOI: 10.1177/1035304614533625


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