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Mining giants push back on sacred site pause after Rio cave disaster – Sydney Morning Herald

Australia’s largest miners are pushing back against a federal inquiry’s proposal to pause all projects on sacred Indigenous sites.

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“It is important that an appropriate balance is found between progressing important legislative reform while supporting the continued economic benefit provided by the mining industry in Western Australia,” Fortescue chief executive Elizabeth Gaines said.
Chamber of Minerals and Energy chief executive Paul Everingham said mining companies would consider the inquiry’s recommendations but described the prospect of a moratorium on approvals under Section 18 as a “blunt instrument” that would have significant…

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