Fortescue chief executive Nev Power spoke to an audience of more than 300 business people. Photo: Attila Csaszar.

Power muscles against mining tax

A proposal to roughly double the royalties paid by the state’s two biggest iron ore miners was divisive and could set a dangerous precedent for fixing budget issues, Fortescue Metals Group chief executive Nev Power told this morning’s Business News Success & Leadership breakfast.


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Yes if the Big 3 start paying long over due Tax, their shareholders will get smaller dividends, which would never be allowed.

"Attitude is contagious, make sure yours is worth catching" - Nev's Mum

Nev Power has missed the point & like other high flying mining executives is distorting the facts. The Special lease Rental increase from 25c to $5 is about bringing some fairness into what large multi nationals pay. To say that it is fair game for all other sections of the community to have increases in charges that they pay and over seas based companies who are taking our resources for profit not to pay an increase for something like 50 years is just uncomprehensible.

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