Category: Mining & Politics

Mining companies’ links with politicians ‘susceptible to corruption’ – report | Business | The Guardian

A mine in Perth

A new report shines a critical light on the links between mining companies, lobbyists and politicians, pointing to the Indian mining giant Adani as an example of how a company with a questionable record overseas can still gain mining approval in Australia.

Source: Mining companies’ links with politicians ‘susceptible to corruption’ – report | Business | The Guardian

Mining boom clean-up could cost taxpayers billions, says Australia Institute | Business | The Guardian

Report says mine sites may not be able to be successfully rehabilitated and warns of ‘big liabilities’

Source: Mining boom clean-up could cost taxpayers billions, says Australia Institute | Business | The Guardian

Rio Tinto’s billion-dollar mess: ‘unprincipled, shameful and evil’

Resources giant Rio Tinto has walked away from demands for a billion-dollar clean up in a decision that has stirred deadly tensions on Australia’s doorstep.

Source: Rio Tinto’s billion-dollar mess: ‘unprincipled, shameful and evil’