Howard stirs debate over mining regulations

PRIME Minister John Howard has written to state and territory leaders calling for changes to mining industry regulations, including adjusting the liability for mine accidents, speeding up new project approvals and quicker resolution of Aboriginal heritage issues.

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Howard said last week that his suggestions would make "a good system better" if the states agreed.