Dryblower muses on murky political waters

POLITICS and mining have never been far apart in Australia, from the Eureka Stockade of the 19th century to this year’s mining tax revolt. But recent developments, such as the rise of super-rich miners, has Dryblower worried that the industry risks being captured by extremists.

At one end of the political spectrum is the environmental movement, which wants to capture mining and kill it.