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Friday, 15 June 1984
Page: 3209

Senator MacGIBBON(9.49) — No. If a company was proceeding to exercise a mining permit that it had, it might have millions of dollars of equipment tied up on the road for an extended period, waiting to enter the site- equipment which it is paying interest on and which it is not employing-and would have a mining crew, or something like that, comprising quite a number of employees, who have to be paid a salary. Clause 28 is the only clause in the Bill, so far as I can determine, which deals with compensation in any way at all , and as I read it, that applies exclusively to land. I go back to my question: What happens in the case of a company which is held up in the implementation of its mining lease?