Pilbara MLA Brendon Grylls’ $5/tonne tax on BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto has generated plenty of discussion over the past few weeks.
$5 ton OK, no royalties: 60 cents to Perth, 40 cents to Canberra, $2.50 to Pilbara & $1.50 to schools, hospital and everyone happy. @KuwaatiDYinc Throw the gold miners in too. Why should they get a free ride? I pay $1.25 a litre for diesel, bet they don't. Nigel Morgan
Politicians vow to up pressure on Rio Tinto’s decision to shun a permanent workforce.
Community pressure is required. The only thing these big mobs care about is their public image. That and their shareholders. Andrew Smith All the big ones do it, just not to the extent of these two. Brent Jones
Karratha waved goodbye to another long-term local couple, with John and Ann Rose upping stumps.
All the best. I have fond memories of working as your butcher’s assistant back in the early days. Duncan Abbotts