Miners must fess up on IR dirt

Disastrous industrial relations agreements approved by mining chiefs made it inevitable productivity would slump and costs blow out. Until they admit their mistakes there'll be no change.

It's time for the chief executives of Chevron, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and all the major players in the Western Australian mineral resources construction boom to confess that their mistakes have been as responsible as the unions and the federal government for the productivity debacle which will mothball most future mine projects.


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