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20 August 2016

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An interesting perspective re the rising power of corporate influence has its context with this thread: http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/…/tpp-corporations-will-…/

Just in case you didn't see this article in the Canberra Times and the Sydney Morning Herald by Daniel Flitton today 21 August 2016.

Rio Tinto's billion-dollar mess: 'unprincipled, shameful and evil'

http://www.smh.com.au/world/billiondollar-mess-a-major-disaster-the-people-do-not-deserve-to-have-20160817-gquzli.html

United we stand, divided we fall.

It's a shame that it has turned into a political game.

O'Neill might also be hoping that he causes enough trouble between the Panguna landholders and the ABG so that the independence referendum fails. After all, he probably doesn't want to go down in history as the prime minister who 'gave' Bougainville away.

The ABG should do as it has threatened and revoke BCL's licence. It can then find new developers and issue a new licence. Pity about the other BCL shareholders though.

Or they could just leave the stuff in the ground and let the jungle take over.

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