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Mining Execs Welcome Removal of Resources Tax

Fortescue's chief executive, Andrew Forrest has been demanding that the mining tax be taken off the table ever since it was announced. He has been one of the primary faces of the “axe the tax” campaign launched against the mining tax.

Atlas Iron’s chief executive David Flanagan has also welcomed the change of heart under Ms Gillard. He has also been a public face of the West Australian anti tax campaign. He is in no mood for a compromise and wants the tax to go for good.

The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies has demanded the immediate and complete withdrawal of the RSPT which it refers to as "this toxic tax". As a sign of good faith in the changed leadership it has suspended its provocative radio advertisements against the tax proposal.

Mr. Andrew Forrest said that while he was sad about the downfall of Mr. Kevin Rudd, he did not feel responsible for it. He blamed Treasury head Ken Henry for giving the Prime Minister very, very bad advice.

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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