- Report year:2020
- Report author: Nicholas Bainton, John R. Owen, Deanna Kemp
- Organisation: The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
The Covid-19 pandemic is reshaping the world economy. Headline news stories depict mining companies as a stabilising force: supporting the flow of resources to keep the economy moving, and contributing to local welfare initiatives for communities in crisis. We argue that this narrative masks important details about the local con- ditions where mining companies operate. The issues at the company-community interface are typically invisible to distant audiences.