Mining cover all sorts of things and it is necessary to obtain raw materials for our rocks and soils, however is ought to be non destructive to our environment as far as possible. Since poor decisions of government over that past several decades that has shut down the manufacturing industry in Australia we have been left with mining as being a major export comodity. This is not sustainable as at some point we will exhaust all our resources and the generations that follow atthat time will be totally vulnerable to the rest of the world. all we do must be sustainable for the future and the environmental impact must be as small as possible. The capacity to prevent a foreign company from ignoring our laws gives a very strong reason to have only Australian owned mines employing only Australian employees.
The Christian Democratic Party requires that all mines are owned by Australians and employing Australian workers and are environmental friendly as possible while not adversly impacting on farming lands and valusble water resources.