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Contracting companies failed to prepare themselves for the construction slump in mining and energy, according to Civmec chief executive Pat Tallon.
A police raid on Gina Rinehart's Roy Hill iron ore project in Western Australia's Pilbara has resulted in just one drug seizure.
Premier Colin Barnett says economic commentators calling the end of the mining boom are “naive and wrong”, and says he believes commodity markets have stabilised ahead of a recovery in the next year.
The unions are claiming jobs are a priority but their actions are destroying jobs and derailing opportunities.

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