7 Apr 2017

Claims of human rights abuses near a PNG goldmine

From , 5:04 am on 7 April 2017

A Canadian mining giant is again under the spotlight following allegations of police brutality during the forced eviction of villagers near their gold mine in Papua New Guinea.

Barrick Gold claims to have taken steps to address an appalling record of decades of violence at the Porgera Mine.

But a spate of recent allegations has some asking whether it's doing enough.

Jo O'Brien reports

The aftermath of the Porgera fire.

The aftermath of the Porgera fire. Photo: Supplied/ McDiyan Robert Yapari