Minister meets with mine group

ENERGY Resources Minister Nick Kotsiras has met with Unity Mining to discuss councillor Peter Cox's sacking as the group's chair. 

The decision on whether to reinstate him as chair remains up in the air, as Mr Kotsiras meets with all the relevant parties. 

Cr Cox was axed as chair of the committee on Tuesday, in a move that surprised both he and Mr Kotsiras.

Mr Kotsiras said he had not been advised of the decision and was "annoyed" with his department.

He met with Cr Cox on Thursday, saying it was a constructive conversation. 

Cr Cox said he would return as chair if the minister offered to reappoint him.

Mr Kotsiras said he would make a statement on Cr Cox's future early next week.

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