Mining tax campaign ramps up

A who's who of Perth's business elite have appeared in a full-page advertisement against the resources super profit tax as BHP Billiton chairman Jac Nasser speaks out for the first time against the controversial tax.


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Hi May I just add my support to all those opposed to the super tax. As someone who has travelled to WA from Ireland to work in this great country, to take up a position which only exists due to direct work from the main mining companies I must say that I'm horrified by the potential negative resultant effects. Employment and opportunities in Europe have been decimated over the last few years. Just look at Greece. I don't believe that the true effect of being in that type of environment has been felt or realised over here. Why introduce this narrow minded penalty system which can only have a negitive effect on future employment opportunities of people here. In WA there is a wonderful lifestyle, which can only occur when people feel secure and optimistic in their future prospects. Now a shadow has been cast over this. Please Federal Government open your eyes to what you have here. Kind regards Rob Connolly

We immigrated from Africa, to come to a country that offers us security and the prospect of a better life. The latest unfair move in imposing a super tax sounds like you have a coalition with the Zimbabwean government. It is not in Australia's interest to persecute your large industry, this creates an unstable enviroment. For the man on the street a company like Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton set the benchmark for employment and stability. When companies as big as them write and express concern about there faith in their country's leadership, man loses faith. Mr Rudd you should rather look to your 3rd world counterparts and consider building an infrastructure like they have had for 15 years. Australia run an inferior above ground power system, this is what kills people not the insulation in the roof. Invest in putting underground cables in place, rather than concentrating on upgrading facilities like the telecommunication infrastructure.

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