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Mine-Field: The Dark Side of Australia's Resources Rush

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Awards for Mine-Field

  • Shortlisted for the 2012 Walkley Book Award
  • Shortlisted for the 2013 Ashurst Business Literature Prize
  • Longlisted for the 2013 John Button Prize

About the author

Paul Cleary

Paul Cleary has analysed the politics and economics of Australia’s reliance on mining and its impact on Aboriginal communities for more than a decade. He is the author of six books, including Too Much Luck, Mine-Field and Trillion …

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Praise for Mine-Field

‘This important book is compelling in its storytelling and chilling in its facts. It storms into the mining debate with a clarion call for more effective regulation. If you read it, you can’t help joining the chorus.’ —Geoff Cousins

Mine-Field provides a warts-and-all, no-holds-barred view of Australia’s mining industry. It is a must-read for anyone making an informed judgement on where our nation is going.’ —Tony Windsor

‘Cleary’s sharp and timely reportage should provoke – if not lead – an urgent, informed discussion about the mining industry’s role in our society.’ —Australian Book Review


‘Provocative, polemic and highly readable … a compelling book and I recommend people to read it.’ —Australian Journal of Politics and History


‘Paul Cleary’s take-no-prisoners survey of the resources boom is essential reading.’ —Sydney Morning Herald


‘Compelling, in-the-field reportage … an effective call-to-arms expose.’ —Courier Mail


‘Cleary writes well and argues cogently.’ —Australian


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