Papua New Guinea's Mining Minister says the government is committed to the controversial Solwara 1 seabed mining project.
The project, led by Canada-based Nautilus Minerals, seeks to extract gold and copper from deep under the surface of the Bismarck Sea.
However local community groups have launched legal proceedings in a bid to obtain key documents around the Solwara 1 agreement.
They accuse the government of with-holding information on the project's approval and environmental impact reviews.
The Minister, Johnson Tuke, spoke about the project with Johnny Blades who began by asking why documents had been concealed.