Mining tax: take two

The Australian Independent Media Network

Mining Tax Look, I don’t mean to sound like Wayne Swan did anything wrong when he released the mining tax four years to this day. Because clearly history will show the mining tax was great for Australia. And especially this week, after the release of the Tea-Party-like Commission of Audit, we have seen exactly why the mining tax was an important policy. The upcoming repeal of the mining tax is a turning point in Australia’s history, and one that I’m not sure we’ll ever recover from. I just wish that when Swan released the policy, he communicated it better. Because perhaps then the mining tax would have survived an Abbott scare campaign and the $22 million dollar mining PR campaign funded by the richest of the richest 1%. Perhaps if the public understood why the mining tax was in their best interest, and repealing it is in no one’s best interest except…

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