David can beat Goliath – with a little help from The Australia Institute

This week’s decision by the NSW Land and Environment Court to overturn the Warkworth mine expansion was a wonderful victory for the small community of Bulga in the Hunter Valley and for the NSW Environmental Defenders Office.

The Australia Institute is proud to have provided a critique of Rio Tinto's economic analysis, which helped to overturn the mine’s expansion. The court accepted my testimony that the mine wouldn't create many jobs, rather, it would simply cannibalise them from other mines and the manufacturing industry.

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