Min­ers won’t be giv­ing up any time soon

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Saturday Extra -

So this time it’s Mal­abar Coal that has hopes of es­tab­lish­ing a new mine in the Hunter Val­ley (“Min­ers dig deep for a new fight”, 13/10).

These min­ers re­mind me of those in­flat­able clowns that keep pop­ping back up af­ter you punch them.

Some wisdom from an en­gi­neer — the only rea­son the clown re­mains up­right is be­cause it has a low cen­tre of grav­ity. Like a pyra­mid. And if you con­sider how long the Great Pyra­mids of Giza have been stand­ing, well, you can ex­pect these min­ers will be in it for long haul.

But that shouldn’t de­ter the horse breed­ers. My ad­vice is to stay strong, stay res­o­lute and stay vig­i­lant. Never as­sume that those pesky min­ers won’t re-emerge with another “so­lu­tion” to co­ex­is­tence that in­volves grab­bing more land. Caro­line O’Brien, Bondi

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