MINING IS AN unsustainable industry globally, but it is especially unsustainable in a developing nation like PNG.
By Barry Coates, Oxfam*
For most of us, the Pacific means exotic islands where the people are happy, beaches are lined with coconut palms and there is a unique genetic sequence for rugby players.
In many ways the Pacific has huge wealth - natural resources, cultural diversity and resilient, capable people. These are vital ingredients for a decent standard of living for all.