Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Cautious Approach May Pay

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Cautious Approach May Pay

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MY DAILY News advertising manager colleague Nick Inmon and myself have a running and spirited debate about the pros and cons of the present mining boom and its benefits for our region.

Hailing as he does from New South Wales, Inmon tends to have something of a blinkered view on things and can be very hard to shift from his corner even when confronted with facts and reason.

The problem is that he just doesn't understand where I'm coming from on the whole mining thing.

Overall, I think it's delivered enormous benefits for the Sunshine State and created a level of revenue and job growth we'd have been unlikely to see in any other sector.

And I also believe there are potentially huge benefits for our region in the form of supplying mining communities with what they need, whether it be portable housing or specialised infrastructure, or styling ourselves as a location of choice for the fly-in fly-out set. …

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