Australian mining houses could resurrect anti-tax adverts

By Andy Rice 22 July 2010

Several of Australia's small and medium-sized mining companies have threatened to resurrect advertising campaigns attacking the government's proposed mining tax. The big three mining houses - BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, and Xstrata - dropped their ad campaigns against the tax after managing to negotiate it down from 40% to 30%, but smaller players are unhappy with this deal, and say they could relaunch anti-tax advertising as early as this weekend. Read more: Reuters

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Fudging, obfuscation and misdirection hobble the route to the nitty-gritty of expropriation

By Marianne Merten

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