Fatal Extraction
Australian Mining's Damaging Push Into Africa

Publisher:  The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Year Published:  2015
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX17978

Australian-listed mining companies are linked to hundreds of deaths and alleged injustices which wouldn’t be tolerated in better-regulated nations. The stories are from people across Africa, and are rarely heard outside their communities.


Explore the Data: Where Australian Mining Leaves Its Mark
By Cécile Schilis-Gallego
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 10:00am
There were more than 150 publicly traded Australian mining companies present in 33 African nations at the end of 2014, some of them linked to alleged injustices that would never be tolerated in better-regulated nations.

Australian Mining Companies Digging A Deadly Footprint in Africa
Caldwell Sichinga
By Will Fitzgibbon, Martha M. Hamilton and Cécile Schilis-Gallego
July 10, 2015, 10:00 am
A pattern of links between mining activities and deaths, disfigurement, environmental destruction and displacement suggests a troubling track record for Australian companies seeking wealth from Africa's minerals.

Explore the Fatal Extraction Stories Across Africa
By Adi Eyal
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 10:30am
ICIJ worked with 13 journalists from radio, print and online news outlets in Africa to create the largest ever journalistic partnership across the continent of 1.1 billion people. Here are their stories.

Investigation Reveals 'Environmental Ruin' And Workers Rights Abuses
Children in Mali
By Will Fitzgibbon
July 16, 2015, 6:30 pm
Broken promises to impoverished communities, serious environmental concerns and poor health and safety records linked to Australian mining companies have all been revealed by Africa’s largest ever collaborative journalistic investigation.

150 Companies, 1500 Licenses, 33 Countries: Fatal Extraction By The Numbers
By The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
July 15, 2015, 12:00 am
Explore some of the key figures behind ICIJ's Fatal Extraction project, from the estimated market capitalization of Australia's mining companies with a presence in Africa, to the number of kilometers travelled by reporters for this investigation.

Data and Field Work Combine to Reveal Australian Mining's Impact in Africa
By Cécile Schilis-Gallego
July 10, 2015, 10:00 am
The 18-month Fatal Extraction investigation has brought together data and records from Australia and Africa in a way that hasn’t been done before, combining corporate information from the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) with months of on-the-ground work by reporters throughout Africa.

Companies Accused of ‘Taking Advantage of Regulatory Weakness’
High fatality zone.
By Will Fitzgibbon
July 10, 2015, 10:00 am
Australian mining companies are linked to hundreds of deaths and injuries in Africa, which can go unreported at home.

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