Workshop on Mining Economics
From: Monday August 11, 2014, 6:15 pm
To: Monday August 11, 2014, 8:30 pm
The Australia Institute will be holding a workshop on mining economics. https://www.facebook.com/events/481209298689858/ It will be a practical and interactive 2 hour workshop with The Australia Institute's Executive Director Richard Denniss, looking at the key economic concepts, facts and statistics relating to coal and gas mining in NSW. We hope it will be practical and useful to people involved in community campaigns. Tickets are $10, RSVP and book here. http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/australia-institute-mining-economics-workshop-tickets-12470827581?utm_campaign=new_eventv2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=eventurl_text For further inquires contact Mark Ogge; firstname.lastname@example.org Background: The economic realities of coal and gas mining in Australia. Coal and gas companies constantly talk up the jobs and economic activity they apparently create to get their mines and gas fields approved. But can we believe them? are their claims true, and what about economic downsides? The economic benefits of of these mines and gas fields are often overstated. They also cause significant economic costs to the other industries. The Australia Institute has pioneered research into the impacts of the mining expansion on Australia's non-mining businesses and industries, consistently challenging misleading economic and jobs claims used by the industry. The Australia Institute's Executive Director Richard Denniss will host a practical and interactive 2 hour workshop covering the main economic concepts and key issues with coal and gas mining in NSW. The workshop will also cover the economic impact of mining on other industries. This workshop is suited to anyone actively engaged in the debate over mining in NSW, or just wanting a broad overview of the main economic issues.
Sydney Mechanics School of the Arts
280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000