The South Australian Greens have slammed the special Committee set up by the State’s Lower House to examine the Olympic Dam Expansion Bill, describing the hearings as farcical.


The Committee is due to hold a single hearing, with Government, BHP and Chamber of Mines representatives.


“This Committee process concocted by the Labor Government and Liberal Opposition is a complete joke,” said Greens Parliamentary Leader Mark Parnell.


“Despite the enormous economic, social and environmental impacts of the deal signed between the Government and the world’s richest resource company, and the huge public interest in the project, the Committee is refusing to hear from anyone apart from people who are gung-ho in favour.”