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Things I Don’t Understand . . . No. 1

28 November 2011

So the new CarbonTax will cost jobs and close businesses.  And the new Mining Tax will cost jobs and close businesses.  According to the Opposition, that is.

The majority of Australians can see the benefits of mining companies having to pay a “super profits” tax.  The natural resources belong to us, the companies are generally foreign-owned and most of their profits go off shore at present. 

But Tony Abbott says the tax will “cost investment and cost jobs”. 

And the Minerals Council of Australia say they need an additional 86,000 workers by 2020.  There’s even a push on the Government to allow more immigrant workers into Australia as the mines can’t meet the demands.

I think I know who I believe. 

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