Australia's mining interests within Nigeria and Libya : policies, corruption and conflict

McClintock, Blake & Bell, Peter (2013) Australia's mining interests within Nigeria and Libya : policies, corruption and conflict. International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 41(3), pp. 247-259.

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Crude petroleum remains the single most imported commodity into Australia and is sourced from a number of countries around the world (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), 2011a). While interest in crude petroleum is widespread, in recent years Australia's focus has been drawn to the continent of Africa, where increased political stability, economic recovery and an improved investment climate has made one of the largest oil reserves in the world increasingly more attractive. Despite improvement across the continent, there remain a number of risks which have the potential to significantly damage Australia's economic interests in the petroleum sector,including government policies and legislation, corruption and conflict. The longest exporters of crude petroleum products to Australia – Nigeria and Libya – have been subject to these factors in recent years and, accordingly, are the focus of this paper. Once identified, the impact of political instability, conflict, government corruption and other risk factors to Australia's mining interests within these countries is examined, and efforts to manage such risks are discussed.

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ID Code: 61129
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Australia, Mining, Crime, Corruption, Africa
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijlcj.2013.06.004
ISSN: 1756-0616
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, [VOL 41, ISSUE 3, (2013)] DOI: 10.1016/j.ijlcj.2013.06.004
Deposited On: 08 Jul 2013 03:49
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2016 04:09

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