Spring Creek miners: 'It was decided before we walked in'

Miners were emotional after a meeting with Minister of State Owned Enterprises Tony Ryall today saying the minister had made up his mind over their proposal before the meeting began. Mr Ryall said the Government would not offer a one-off cash injection to support Spring Creek mine. Spring Creek miner Trevor Bolderson was fighting off tears after the meeting with the minister this afternoon, saying he might be forced to move overseas to get a job. Mr Bolderson said he wasn't looking forward to driving home and didn't know what he would tell his wife. He didn't know how he would meet his mortgage repayments, and feared losing his home.

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