Ex-Vale Australia GC ponders Samarco lessons

THE key lesson from the Samarco iron ore mine tragedy in Brazil is that companies like BHP Billiton and Vale need to reconsider joint venture management structures and should not rely on local regulations to gauge community expectations, former Vale Australia general counsel Robert Milbourne says.

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Milbourne, now a partner at K&L Gates in Brisbane, told Mining News that the mining industry was fraught with risk and danger, and industry professionals often comfort themselves that they have

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