Aboriginal Communities and Mining: Closing the gap or making it wider?
In economics there’s a saying that a rising tide lifts all boats. However, this old adage, which implies that a flourishing economy financially benefits all participants, does not necessarily hold true for Indigenous communities in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. For the past four decades, Australia has experienced […]
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Resource curse or blessing: mining and Aboriginal communities in the Pilbara
Initially, the thought of large-scale mining in Australia saddens me, imagining the inevitable scar it will leave on the landscape. Although I am not an indigenous Australian, I can imagine this sentiment must be much stronger for peoples who believe they do not own the Earth, but rather, they are […]