Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Rann handing over resources for a song

It's no secret that SA is a virtual gold mine for the likes of Marathon Resources, the company planning to destroy Arkaroola Sanctuary in the near future. But what is the benefit for SA? Of course, the likely environmental devastation alone is reason enough to oppose any uranium mine but that aside the social rewards for the average South Australian are minimal.

In a press release earlier this week, Greens MLC Mark Parnell made a point that even the most reactionary greenie-basher would find hard to argue with. Citing research from SA Unions, and perhaps realising that mining isn't likely to come to an end in the near future, Mr Parnell has called on the Rann Government to increase Government revenue from mining which, at the moment, is about half of that in most other states. Read the full release here.

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