Report highlights risk of Government's mining agenda
13 June 2013
Report highlights risk of Government's
Mining has always been boom and bust
industry and a report released by Ernst & Young confirms
this, the Green Party said today.
Ernst & Young released
their annual Business risks facing mining and metals
2013-2014 report yesterday, highlighting that “the
risks facing the sector have become more extreme and more
complex over the past 12 months.”
“Mining is one of
the Government’s few economic plans and it is completely
unreliable,” Green Party mining spokesperson Catherine
Delahunty said today.
“With Solid Energy on the ropes,
this report doesn’t come as a surprise.
“We need a
sustainable economic plan for our future, not blindly
relying on the boom and bust mining industry.
report highlights the economic problems the industry is
“Increasing community concerns about
the impact of mining on local communities and our
environment is also highlighted in the
“Communities like the West Coast and Northland
deserve better than relying on this boom and bust
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