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Mine tax set to pass Senate

Prime Minister Julia Gillard's mining tax looks set to pass the Senate tonight, after the Australian Greens signalled they would vote for the legislation even though their preferred amendments have been rejected by the government.

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How weak are the Greens. Voting for something they are not in favour of. Just because they have no idea of how else to raise revenue! It is really time that we get some people with business nous in government. This Labor/Green coalition is hell bent on running Australia underground, well and truly. Australian business will take more production overseas, as that will be the only way for them to stay alive. Hence more unemployment, MORE social handouts and less income tax revenue!

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Absolutely inspirational Tax to be added to the balance sheets. Looking forward to the paying off of the Fed Debt. Why not do it when we can after all everyone accepts that the beers almost gone and the crowd is starting to stagger out of the door. Rio BHP and numerous other superstars have been dicing with the dragon wor many years. As the dragon has been preparing for the slowdown and setting up his own party. May 12 -18 months of good old fashioned Tax shouldnt hurt if it does viability should already be getting questioned.. Hopefully all Rio's Native title bribes are based upon resources pulled and not fixed contracts... Good bye Miners hello recession ..Real shame but eventually all raging parties must come to an end.

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