Palmer: process it here
O U T S P O K E N m i n i n g billionaire Clive Palmer says his private company’s Yabu l u n i c k e l r e f i n e r y i n Townsville is proof Australia can compete with Asia in mineral processing.
At a conference in Perth yesterday, Mr Palmer called for Australia to be more involved in mineral processing.
‘‘ If we really want to move our resources ( sector) again, we want to get full employment in the states that have fallen behind Western Australia and Queensland – the resource rich states – we’ve got to look to processing our
Clive Palmer own minerals here and say we can compete in the world market,’’ he said.
Mr Palmer also reiterated his vehement opposition to the mining tax.