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Mining tax featherbeds mining giants and puts future prosperity at risk: Brown

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said today he will strive to improve the government's proposed mining tax in the coming months.

"By rejecting the Treasury-proposed Resource Super Profits Tax, Mining Minister Martin Ferguson has delivered $100 billion for the big mining companies at the expense of the long-term needs of Australia over the next decade," Senator Brown said in Hobart.

"The budget's corporate tax cut for big business should be shelved, helping to return the federal budget to surplus, and Dr Henry's tax should be adopted."

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Infrastructure and Transport

Rural and Regional Affairs Committee   Thrusday 26 May 2011

Senator LUDLAM: I was expecting to put some of these to Infrastructure Australia, so you might want to help with a bit of traffic management and I can boot some of them off to Mr Deegan on notice.

Mr Mrdak: Certainly. What were the questions in relation to?

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