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Miners get millions in taxpayer-funded handouts to destroy Tarkine


The mining industry has just secured a $4 million subsidy from the Federal Government to destroy the Tarkine.

“Not only has Minister Tony Burke rejected the heritage council advice to list the Tarkine for its fantastic natural values but Julia Gillard has decided to give $4 million to support this mining venture to make it economically viable to trash the Tarkine.” Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Christine Milne said.

“Here we go again – the mining industry scores $4 million and single parents zero, and recipients of Newstart zero.

“Where is the $4 million to promote and develop tourism infrastructure in the North West?

“The Gillard Government and the Abbott Opposition reward the mining industry at the expense of the community, the tourism industry and the environment.”

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