Public hearings a poor cousin to merit appeals

THE NSW government, supported by the mining industry, is quietly shutting down the community’s right to run the type of legal challenge used by the residents of Bulga.

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Economists blackened by coalmine – Gareth Hutchens SMH

If one definition of the word prostitute is ”to sell one’s talents for an  unworthy purpose”, then how should we describe what economic consultants do?  These people dream up seemingly economic arguments and model results for whoever  can afford to

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Battle for Bulga…

The village of Bulga in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales is fighting for its survival against mining giant Rio Tinto which wants to expand its mine and demolish part of the village.

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