Mineral Policy Institute

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The Mineral Policy Institute is an Australian-based non-governmental organisation that specialises in preventing environmentally and socially destructive mining, minerals and energy projects in Australia, Asia and the Pacific.[1] The institute as formed in 1995 in response to the internationalisation of Australia's mineral industry and requests for assistance from overseas.[2] The Institute works with other organisations, including Greenpeace to protest violations of the Basel Convention related to illegal dumping.[3] Someone called "Tesha Beaumont" has been quoted by Australia's ABC as being a representative of the Mineral Policy Institute, it is not known whether this "Tesha Beaumont" is the same one who appeared on an ABC radio interview as a "legal observer" for the highly controversial WRC Rally Australia Tweed when she implied that protesters had been about to disrupt the Repco Rally.


  1. ^ "Beware of Sea-Bed Mining: NGO". The Fiji Times. 2008-06-13. Retrieved 2008-06-19. 
  2. ^ "History of MPI". Mineral Policy Institute. 2005-04-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-20. Retrieved 2008-06-19. 
  3. ^ "Australia, South Africa Breach Waste Dumping Ban". Green Left Online. 2000-09-20. Retrieved 2008-06-19. 

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