Ore tax will be good for creation of jobs
Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton are orchestrating a desperate and expensive advertising campaign unprecedented in the history of WA elections; a scaremongering campaign costing millions of dollars based on lies and supported by Colin Barnett and Mark McGowan.
Firstly if Brendon Grylls’ proposal succeeds, every dollar raised will stay in WA, no money will go east.
The only jobs that will be lost are those as a result of slashing the work force through increased efficiency, automation, dilution of overheads and mining bigger volumes of ore with fewer people.
If the $7 billion lease rental over four years stayed in WA to abolish payroll tax for small business, create a world-class centre of excellence for mining in Kalgoorlie etc instead of escaping offshore to the foreign investors who own 80 per cent of the businesses, the increase in new jobs would be huge.
We complain about foreign ownership of farmland, well the farms are still here, but the iron ore, which is finite, and the money go offshore and we’re left with a big hole and relatively little to show for it.
It is projected that in the next four years these companies will make a combined profit in excess of $100 billion and Grylls on behalf of the people of WA is fighting to keep just seven per cent of that in WA.
The arrogance of the big miners with the big bag of money, and the Labor and Liberal parties to deny the people of WA a fair price for the iron ore they own, while at the same time pleading for their votes, is absolutely unbelievable.
Make sure you support Brendon Grylls and The Nationals and give short shrift to the establishment who are all taking the people of WA for fools.