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11 December 2017 17:27 (South Africa)

Australian mining houses could resurrect anti-tax adverts

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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