Humans have been miners for at least 5000 years – probably many times longer if you count the extraction of ochre. Like agriculture, mining is a cornerstone of civilisation and has made humanity, and Australia, what we are today. It's a little disconcerting to consider, then, that this century…
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Pacific Island leaders say that preventing future conflict depends on addressing inequality, unemployment, land disputes and governance. Credit: Catherine Wilson/IPS
Mining does bring in revenue, but at the same time it is building up a monstrous damage bill.