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Minister Harriss Attacks Under Parliamentary Privilege, Falls Flat on His Face

Nick Mckim

Nick Mckim  -  Thursday, 11 June 2015

Tags: takayna / Tarkine, Mining

Nick McKim MP | Greens Resources spokesperson

Minister Paul Harriss has fallen flat on his face after using parliamentary privilege to attack Bob Brown and Scott Jordan.

Despite trying to blame the Greens, along with Scott and Bob, for the delays in the establishment of Venture Minerals’ Mt Lindsay mine, his departmental officer has confirmed that no injunction had ever been issued against Venture.

The simple fact is that since Venture’s 2012 Bankable Feasability Study the price of copper has gone down by 24%, tin by $36%, tungsten by 38% and iron ore by 49%.

The mine was and remains a lemon, and Mr Harriss should finally accept that.