Australian news, and some related international items

Australian mining companies’ dirty history at home and overseas

Book Review, by Antony Loewenstein, The Sunday Age magazine, 1 April 12,  Dirty Money, by Matthew Benns,  “…. Benns documents a litany of dirty deals, grubby environmnetal catastrophes and health scares. Tghe only conclusion from this essential bookis that Australia has a bipartisan belief in giving the resource industry whatever it wants and screwing the long term expense”

April 1, 2012 Posted by | Resources | Leave a comment

AUDIO: interview with Matthew Benns, about his book Dirty Money

85% of Australia’s mineral industry is foreign owned”

AUDIO Dirty Money – Matthew Benns,  interview by by Peter Gooch We’re all aware of the mining activity going on in Queensland, but what about the dirty side of mining? Matthew Benns, author of ‘The Men Who Killed Qantas’, has a new book out called ‘Dirty Money’ in which he outlines what he claims is the true cost of Australia’s mining boom. Here Matthew Benns begins by talking about who the really big mining companies are in this country.

April 1, 2012 Posted by | Audiovisual | Leave a comment