WA’s decision to keep Western Australia mining rolling during the COVID-19 pandemic has saved the national economy from collapsing during a financial shock.
Federal Treasury Secretary, Steven Kennedy has highlighted the importance of the mining sector as an essential service in WA, alongside Premier Mark McGowan who highlighted how important WA’s economy is for the whole country.
“Industries like mining and oil and gas, keep thousands of West Australians employed and will form an important part of our State’s economic recovery. One of the my Governments key priorities was to diversify the Western Australian economy and we were seeing strong results in areas such as tourism, manufacturing, agriculture, aquaculture among many others prior to COVID-19.” Said Mr McGowan.
This is a brief summary of the article ‘WA mining ‘saved the national economy’ by Sarah Ison | The West Australian | Wednesday 29th April 2020.