Newcastle Herald

OPINION: Dig a little deeper for full mining story

By Matt Grudnoff
Updated November 28 2012 - 8:55am, first published 7:50am
STEAMED UP: Mining is important to the economy but it is not the only industry to create indirect spending.
STEAMED UP: Mining is important to the economy but it is not the only industry to create indirect spending.

THE NSW Minerals Council is out spruiking the benefits of the mining industry in the Hunter region in a new economic study. Using the same old tricks to inflate their numbers and ignoring any economic downside they manage to spin the result into a rosy picture that reaches the epic proportions of claiming that the mining industry is responsible for a quarter of the economic output of the Hunter region.

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