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Labor MP Lyn Breuer Says Super Profits Tax Will Take Whyalla off the Map

The Resources Super Profits Tax or RSPT announced by the federal government has South Australian Labor MP Lyn Breuer worried. The planned mining tax would adversely affect the OneSteel mill which is a major employer in Ms Breuer’s Whyalla region.

Ms Breuer is worried that the new mining tax would have a major impact on the operations of the OneSteel mill and that it may even be forced to close operations. This would leave a large part of the electorate unemployed.

Similar concerns exist for BHP Billiyon’s Olympic Dam mining operations in her region. This is why Ms Breuer is planning a trip to Canberra accompanied by local council members to try and meet the Prime Minister, the Treasurer and the Federal Mining Minister.

Ms Breuer feels that the closing down of OneSteel would take Whyalla off the map and that is why she needed to get a better understanding of the mining tax.

Joel Scanlon

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Joel, originally from the UK, emigrated to Australia in 1995 and spent 5 years working in the mining industry as an exploration Geo-technician where he developed skills in GIS Mapping and CAD. Joel also spent a year working underground in a gold/copper mine. Upon moving to the North Coast of NSW, Australia Joel worked as a graphic designer for a leading consultancy firm before starting a successful business providing graphic and web design services to local businesses on the eastern seaboard of Australia. Joel is skilled in project management, web programming, design, animation, database and networking, software and editing. Joel has been with AZoNetwork since its inception in 2000.

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