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An investigation into illegal mining in Bougainville

An investigation into illegal mining in Bougainville

Updated 6 March 2013, 17:47 AEDT

Two Australian university academics are headed to Papua New Guinea's Autonomous Region of Bougainville to investigate illegal mining.

The problem is widespread in mineral rich regions around the world and Bougainville will be used as an example to illustrate it.

One of the investigators is Qiaran O'Faircheallaigh Professor of Politics and Public Policy at the School of Government and International Relations at Griffiths University.

Waleed Aly from ABC local radio in Melbourne, asked him what his research involves.

Presenter: Waleed Aly

Speaker: Professor Qiaran O'Faircheallaigh from Griffiths University

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