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Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS -

The min­is­ter said WA was one of the top five ju­ris­dic­tions in the world for min­ing in­vestors be­cause com­pa­nies “know what the rules are”.

He said chang­ing those rules would be a detri­ment to com­pa­nies cur­rently con­duct­ing fea­si­bil­ity stud­ies and the Gov­ern­ment had no in­ten­tion to do so.

In­dige­nous Af­fairs Min­is­ter Peter Col­lier was thrust into the spotlight when a for­mer chair­per­son of the Ngaany­at­jarra Lands quizzed the Gov­ern­ment on its plans for re­mote com­mu­ni­ties in the north­ern Gold­fields.

While stress­ing the Gov­ern­ment was fo­cused pri­mar­ily on com­mu­ni­ties in the Kim­ber­ley and the Pil­bara, Mr Col­lier said he wanted a “bot­tom-up” ap­proach to the is­sue, with in­put from com­mu­nity lead­ers on main­tain­ing their sus­tain­abil­ity.

An up­date on Portlink was re­quested, but Trans­port Min­is­ter Dean Nalder sim­ply re­ferred to fea­si­bil­ity stud­ies be­ing un­der­taken in the re­gion.

At­tor­ney-Gen­eral and Com­merce Min­is­ter Michael Mischin.

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