Palmer: process it here

Townsville Bulletin - - Investor -

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.

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