Should we welcome the end of the mining boom?
I’ll be posting references and links for my Festival of Dangerous Ideas talk here shortly.
In the meantime, check out Gadrian Hoosan & Nancy McDinny’s petition on the McArthur river mine at https://www.change.org/p/nt-chief-minister-adam-giles-clean-up-and-close-glencore-s-mcarthur-river-mine
Amanda Cahill from the Centre for Social Change in Brisbane can be found here: http://www.centreforsocialchange.com.au
And the whole ‘Under the Dome’ documentary is on youtube with English subtitles – well worth a watch! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5bHb3ljjbc
On another note, I strongly endorse my fellow FODI speakers’ critique of Australia’s refugee policy and of the views of the St James Ethics Centre board member Andrew James Molan. See http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/02/dangerous-ideas-speakers-australias-asylum-seeker-policies-are-cruel-and-unacceptable