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Australia should 'do whatever it takes' to keep mining industry going: Canavan

Sky News Australia logo Sky News Australia 5/02/2021 Sky News Australia

Nationals Senator Matt Canavan says the New South Wales government should do “whatever it takes” to keep as much heavy industry in Australia as possible after an expansion for the Dendrobium mine was rejected.

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“We’ve seen the deindustralisation of this nation over the past decade and we’ve got to put a stop to it, we cannot afford to lose more heavy industry in Australia,” he told Sky News host Chris Kenny.

Mr Canavan also said there were 6,000 jobs on the line in Illawarra with the removal of the mine and there was no need to shut it down.

“I would urge the New South Wales government to find a way through here … we’ve got to do what it takes here to keep our industries going.”

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