Treasurer opens door to third-party access

FEDERAL Treasurer Wayne Swan has issued the green light for third-party rail access in the Pilbara, a decision that has pleased Fortescue Metals Group and dismayed Rio Tinto.

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Following a weekend trip to the Western Australian iron ore region, Swan yesterday ruled the Pilbara rail network must be available for third parties to use for the next 20 years, beginning November