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BHP chief: Gov too short-sighted for mine

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December 05, 2017

BHP chief executive Andrew Mackenzie believes government education and investment policy is too short-sighted for the mining sector and the Australians who depend on it.

Mr Mackenzie told a business event in Melbourne a short-term approach is especially dangerous in resources, with some mines having life spans that "stretch for decades, if not centuries".

"We must shift policy for education and life-long learning research and development and for long-term investment so as to address the concerns of those who feel left behind," Mr Mackenzie said on Tuesday.

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