NT faces court clash with BHP

Territory accused of damaging trio of miners' ability to attract investors.

The Northern Territory government faces a looming court battle with BHP Billiton (BHP) and two other companies over its surprise June decision to impose a ban on seabed mining in the Gulf of Carpentaria, according to The Australian.

One of the affected companies, listed junior Perth miner Northern Manganese, has filed a claim with the NT government that The Australian reported could amount to more than $1 billion in compensation.


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