Senate debates

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Questions without Notice


2:08 pm

Photo of Eric AbetzEric Abetz (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Minister for Employment) Share this | Hansard source

We all know that there has been a collapse in mining investment in this country and, therefore, it is no surprise that organisations such as the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Business Council of Australia and the Minerals Council of Australia have said in a joint statement:

What the mining sector needs now is a reduction in costs, and certainty about the tax environment it operates in. That will help bring home the next wave of investment in this important sector.

And, with that wave, will come jobs. That is why we as a government are wanting to get rid of the mining taxes and the carbon tax and the red and green tape; so we can provide jobs.

Senator Wong interjecting—


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