The delay in legislation to back up the commitment has meant that for the past two years it’s been business as usual, and mining applications have continued to be processed. As one conservationist puts it: “Rome continues to burn” while the promise has floundered.
Between November 2017 and the end of January 21, mining applications have been approved.
Just another in the long line of failed promises.
But what it does show is yet again we have a Government great at announcements and incredibly bad at achievements.