Think local on new mines
Article from the Australian Financial Review on April 10 2015.
Mining companies would need to negotiate agreements with communities on the local benefits of big projects before they received government approval, under a proposal to prevent the boom draining country towns.
The Regional Australia Institute, set up by the federal government, argues in a new report that approval processes are not taking the social costs of resource projects seriously, contributing to a backlash against fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) work practices.
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