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How Labor messed up the mining tax

Posted by: 2UE | 15 February, 2013 - 11:59 AM
Are the Greens attempting to close down Australian coal mining?

John Stanley speaks with Peter Martin of SMH to discuss the mining tax and what a mess it has become for the government. He reveals that members of government were kept out of the room during negotiations.


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Opposition Leader Tony Abbott today has told business leaders a Coalition government would inject an "instantaneous adrenalin charge" into the economy by scrapping taxes and introducing "controversial" spending cuts.

The carbon tax, mining tax, school kids bonus and thousands of public sector workers are some of the first on Mr Abbott's hit list, should he be elected in September.

A Coalition government would also scrap the 6,000 a year increase to the country's refugee intake.

Mr Abbott told a Committee for Economic Development of Australia conference in Sydney his government's number one priority would be to lower taxes and improve productivity.

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  • @James W posting here calling 'bring back Rudd'! Don't you realise son that run wantonly 'piddled in the pickles' as PM or, in the common venacular speak, he 'urinated in the condiments' so to speak -thus bringing about his booting by his own equally stupid, utterly incompetent labor party comrades?

    Justin J Monday 18 February, 2013 - 8:42 PM
  • $129 million was it? well thats $129 million they never had before i guess

    Pete Monday 18 February, 2013 - 12:02 PM
  • It is all very well Bleating on about the Ruddster but it is the ALP which are the bufoons. Gingerella and Swansong are not solely reliable for this country's mess. If Rudd were to make a comeback we need the following culls:- Swansong, gillard, albanese, crombet, wong, garret and especially that irritating ...Conroy. With those commies out of the way ALP may be a viable alternative

    Jon Perrett Monday 18 February, 2013 - 12:02 PM
  • @Peter posting here - very good. I feel when Gingerella and Swansong are booted out of office, every radio station across this Nation should play Johnny Cash's song "Burning Ring of Fire" on the hour as a message of good riddance to these pair of liars and scoundrels and their rorting incompetent comrades!

    Sandra M Sunday 17 February, 2013 - 8:19 AM
  • Bring back Rudd.

    James W Saturday 16 February, 2013 - 8:29 PM
  • Note how in these well deserved criticisms of Gillard, Swan and comrades that they never ever come back and request an audience with 2UE to try and reverse or cease this well justified criticism of them. That my dear fellow Aussies is the perfect example of their inability to accept criticism and there abject proven failure to even communcate properly. Just useless damned rorting labor fools. F off Swan and Gillard and take your rorting comrades too.

    Peter S. Saturday 16 February, 2013 - 8:04 PM

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