In not even two weeks the sentiment in the South Australian Government has changed from
BHP likely to meet Olympic Dam deadline: Weatherill – 18 May 12
SA warns BHP over Olympic Dam approval – 29 May 12
I note the SA Mines minister speaking tough about not bluffing – but I wonder if a more cooperative and quiet relationship between Govt and BHP is needed at this time of global financial uncertainty and turmoil.
The Olympic Dam mine expansion could make South Australia into a minerals superstate. Deadlines set with the best of intentions in 2011 should not get in the way of BHP and SA getting this thing up when the time is right.
Does the SA Labor Govt have to emulate Canberra Labor ?