Perth Mint accused of purchasing ‘conflict gold’
The state-owned Perth Mint is accused of breaching its global accreditation and internal policies by purchasing ‘conflict gold’ from Papua New Guinean miners.
Workers have told the Financial Review the mint buys $200 million of unethical gold each year.
Additionally – one of the companies the mint deals with is owned by a man convicted of manslaughter.
National Affairs Correspondent Angus Grigg told Gareth Parker on Mornings the mint’s public claims of being ethical simply aren’t true.
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