The government inflames mining sectors' sense of grievance

The government inflames mining sectors' sense of grievance
The government has been warned it is chilling investment in mining. (Image: NZME)
Ian Llewellyn
The mining sector's long-running sense of grievance with the government has become more inflamed this week by two separate but linked issues.One is the bill before Parliament to change the purpose of the Crown Minerals Act from “promoting” mining to “managing” it.The second is a rather more nebulous suggestion that the government plans to introduce legislation to ban all new mines on the Department of Conservation (DOC) land.A parliamentary select committee has begun public hearings on the Crown Minerals Amendment (C...

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