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  1. October 26, 2012 10:57 pm

    This Looks Interesting. We should keep an eye on this and that Shanahan fellow.
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    Wayne Swan MRRT assurance set miners off
    by: Dennis Shanahan, The Australian, Oct 26, 2012
    [PA] THE ferocious miners’ campaign that led to Kevin Rudd’s removal as prime minister was a direct result of an assurance Wayne Swan gave Rio Tinto that the resource super-profits tax had not been settled — four days before he announced a final version of it.
    [PB] At a Canberra meeting in late April 2010 – six weeks before Julia Gillard replaced Mr Rudd and Mr Swan became Deputy Prime Minister – the Treasurer told Rio Tinto managing director David Peever the proceeds from the new tax would not be included in the May budget.
    [QC] ” After this meeting Rio and BHP believed the new tax hadn’t been finalised, ” one mining executive said yesterday.
    [PD] The Australian can reveal that Mr Peever’s acceptance of an assurance at that meeting that there would be further consultation was why the mining industry believed later that it had been betrayed and misled.
    [PE] The miners’ revolt over the RSPT, which was unveiled in detail on May 2 and included in the budget on May 10, finished Mr Rudd’s leadership.
    [PF] For months before, the mining industry had been complaining about a lack of consultation as the Treasurer developed a tax that been recommended in the Henry tax review.
    [PG] Resources Minister Martin Ferguson reassured the miners there would be room for negotiations before the tax was finalised. The miners also believed Mr Swan’s assurance that the revenue would not be ” booked ” into the 2010 budget and that this meant the rate of the tax – 40 per cent – had not been settled.
    [PH] In Tales from the Political Trenches, former Labor MP Maxine McKew describes the Treasurer’s ” flawed execution ” of the RSPT and says Mr Rudd was

    ” more sinned against than sinner “.

    [PJ] The staunch Rudd supporter, who lost her seat of Bennelong in 2010 after defeating John Howard in 2007, says the biggest miners, BHP Billiton, Xstrata and Rio Tinto,

    ” all felt blindsided by an uncompromising Treasurer “.

    [PK] The former parliamentary secretary said the miners “felt they’d been completely dudded” and their $17 million advertising campaign was a “dramatic backdrop to Rudd’s removal as prime minister”.
    [QL] A spokesman for the Treasurer said last night:

    ” (Mr Swan) has dealt with these erroneous claims before and doesn’t intend to repeat himself over and over again. ”

    [QM] Last year, Mr Swan denied misleading the companies and his colleagues over the RSPT, saying any contrary recollections must be based on

    ” a misunderstanding of our intentions “.

    [QN] The Treasurer told The Australian:

    ” This was a bruising debate and it comes as no surprise to see all kinds of claims and counter-claims being made about it with the benefit of hindsight. ”

    [PR] A senior cabinet source also told The Australian last year that the agreement before the RSPT was announced was that ” there wouldn’t be any numbers or forward estimates in the tax plan “.
    [QS] Yesterday, The Australian was told notes from the April 2010 meeting showed that Mr Peever asked Mr Swan if the revenue would be included in the tax plan and budget in May and the Treasurer responded that it wouldn’t be and

    ” the details still have to be worked out “.

    [PT] Mr Peever then believed, and told other mining executives, that there was time for more negotiation on the tax formula.
    [PU] Rio Tinto declined to comment yesterday.
    [PV] Mr Swan yesterday defended the design of the minerals resource rent tax, which he and the Prime Minister negotiated with the big three miners after Mr Rudd’s removal.
    [PW] The Australian revealed yesterday that BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Xstrata, responsible for more than 90 per cent of the tax, had paid no tax when the first instalment fell due on Monday.
    [QX] Mr Swan said:

    ” The design of a resource rent tax is such that it delivers the revenue when profits are high and in the case of commodities where prices are high and of course when they go down, it doesn’t necessarily deliver the same amount of money. ”

  2. October 27, 2012 3:06 pm

    Well, that`s what the hive of fascist`s have to say, we better check on what the nest of commie`s at my ABC have to got up to.
    Old Labor wounds reopened in McKew memoir

  3. October 27, 2012 3:13 pm

    ” This isn`t Tony Abbott saying you can`t trust this prime minister – this is a staunch Labor person saying you can’t trust this prime minister, ”

    Mr Rabbit told the Nine Network.
    Gillard dismisses claims of Maxine McKew

  4. TB Queensland permalink
    October 27, 2012 7:00 pm

    What’s this fkn clipboard, $#!t? 🙄

  5. October 27, 2012 8:35 pm

    I think 730 has hacked into our systems!!

  6. el gordo permalink
    October 27, 2012 8:42 pm

    Its odd behaviour.

  7. October 27, 2012 9:17 pm

    reb .. ” I think 730 has hacked into our systems!! ” .. Nah, just padding out the archives in the basement.

  8. October 27, 2012 9:20 pm

    egg .. ” Its odd behaviour. ” .. Pot, Kettle buddy, Pot, Kettle

  9. el gordo permalink
    October 27, 2012 10:40 pm

    We must be a odd couple.

  10. You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat permalink
    October 27, 2012 11:14 pm

    Cheryl Kernot is a traitorous slag because she wrote a

    Kathy Jackson is a slut because she blew a whistle

    Maxine has a book coming out on Monday

    What a Mole !

  11. You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat permalink
    October 27, 2012 11:21 pm

    Summer is coming !

  12. You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat permalink
    October 28, 2012 1:06 am

    What s this white about winter

    Every day to me is Spring

  13. You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat permalink
    October 28, 2012 1:14 am

    Celtic could move 5 points clear tonight if we beat kilmanock

  14. TB Queensland permalink
    October 28, 2012 9:24 am

    Celtic could move 5 points clear tonight if we beat kilmanock

    Hey! Jummy, its a foooootball fan! And the Scotch League tu! 🙂

    How’s Glasgee doin’?

  15. el gordo permalink
    October 28, 2012 10:19 pm

    I like bigger boat, that’s real class.


  16. October 30, 2012 10:52 pm

    From what I`ve seen on TV, Joolya really seems to Look shitty when she is asked about claims by McKew (and_Tanner) of knifing Kevin07 and trashing his reputation shortly afterwards. The Tanner and McKew claims do seem to mesh. I find them more believable than Team_Joolya.

  17. You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat permalink
    October 30, 2012 11:16 pm

    The east coast of the USA has apparently been hit by the biggest rain and wind and sea surge in 300 years.

    That means the last comparable storm predates the industrial revolution being 1712.

    So climate change must have started by burning toomany Salem witches.

    Actually I’m not sure if any witches were burnt at Salem anyway. Which means it must have been caused by burning people in Spain and France.

    So blame Europe .

  18. el gordo permalink
    October 31, 2012 7:25 am

    ‘So blame Europe.’

    As you all know the Romans built some fine roads and other useful things. Scientists (a couple of the 97% experts in the field) say the Romans began the problem of rising sea levels around the time of Christ, but thankfully that civilisation floundered and SLR came to an abrupt end.

  19. November 2, 2012 1:16 am

    I really enjoy this photo of Joolya, she Looks Like she just had to eat another shit sandwich.

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