The great Gorgon costs debate

Robert Gottliebsen and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA go head-to-head on workplace agreements for Chevron's Gorgon project.

Workplace agreements at Chevron's Gorgon project have come under fire after Chevron named Australian labour costs as one of the reasons for a $9 billion blow-out in the project's price tag, to $52 billion.

Here, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA and Robert Gottliebsen go head-to-head on the responsibility for high-cost labour arrangements at the Gorgon and other WA mining projects.

Read the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA's letter to Business Spectator here.

Read Robert Gottliebsen's response here.

Read previous articles by Robert Gottliebsen: Unmasking the Gorgon cost monster (December 5); Miners must fess up to IR dirt (December 6).