Uninformed decisions originating from the weight of voters in big cities are hurting the development of Australia’s primary industries.
Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne Ian Plimer will be putting that contention to the audience at the 37th Sir George Fisher lecture in Townsville this Friday (August 26).
Professor Plimer also says sovereign risk has multiplied as as result of the abuse of mining approvals processes and bureaucratic red tape.
It was facilitated by the weight of electoral numbers in metropolitan centres, he said.
Professor Plimer, a geologist, has held head of school positions at both the Universities of Melbourne and Newcastle.
To register for the lecture go to: https://events.ausimm.com.au/getdemo.ei?id=372&s=_50C0PB5LF