Greenpeace says it’s “odd” the Department of Conservation is taking lessons from the mining industry.
Taxpayers spent $3900 sending DOC director-general Lou Sanson and two other DOC bigwigs, Mike Slater and Harry Maher, to Western Australia in June to visit global mining giant Rio Tinto’s head office and operations base. The trio also visited the Western Australia Government’s Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
And Newsroom can reveal the department has spent $3.73 million over four years on Australian consultants Taribon, which has strong links to the mining industry, to restructure the department and train staff. . . . . >