The Senate has today blocked the repeal of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax, to help ensure communities continue to benefit from the extraction of Australia's natural resources.
Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne says the Mining Tax repeal was just another item on the Abbott government's destructive agenda, and a blatant favour to the Prime Minister's big business mates.
"Who would this repeal serve?" asked Senator Milne. "Not the people of Australia, but the most profitable mining companies.