Communism in mining - Liberal Party style

Industry Minister Macfarlane wants to rush miners into extracting "every molecule of gas", but the interests of Australians (as opposed to politicians) are best served by letting the private sector to determine project timing.

The Australian today carries the story ‘Use it or lose it, miners warned by the Coalition’ ,reporting that incoming industry Minister Ian Macfarlane is warning companies that if they put resource extraction projects on hold they could have their retention leases revoked by the government.

Macfarlane told The Australian: "I want to put the industry on notice that if the deposits are able to be developed they've got to be developed".


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