Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister Paul Keating dismissed fears that the concept of giving aborigines title to native land could put the country's agriculture and mining industries at risk.
Keating was responding to a leading conservative politician's warning that the high court ruling, which handed ownership of government land to aborigines, would reduce Australia to "a group of funny little states". He added the ruling provided an opportunity for reconciliation between black and white Australians and would go a long way in assuaging the settlers' guilt about the way the continent's original inhabitants were treated.