“Mining for development”? It’s bonkers, claim NGOs.
Australian Aid watchdog AID/WATCH and environmental organisation Friends of the Earth (FoE) held a demonstration at AusAID’s Mining for Development Conference in Sydney, to assert that aid money should not be used to promote Australian mining interests overseas – among them London-listed BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=12314.