The tactic of preventing another actor entering the arena. Clever. Best general fights without firing a shot and all that…
“The Minerals Council was not averse to taking a hard line to protect its interests, however. It lobbied successfully to exempt mining from diesel excise, had the Hazardous Waste Bill amended to deny standing to many groups to challenge decisions, and lobbied hard against action on climate change.”
(Kellow and Simms, 2013:46)
Kellow, A. and Simms, M. 2013. Policy Change and Industry Associability: The Australian Mining Sector. Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 72, (1), pp.41-54.