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Double blow to Aus economy as productivity falters and investment moves offshore

MEDIA RELEASE | Hugh Tobin Free market think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs, has today said that high taxes and overregulation are choking the Australian economy. This follows reports that China’s sixth largest steel maker has invested US$1.5 billion in Sierra Leone and ongoing data which shows Australia’s productivity growth remains flat. ‘Chinese resources …

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Government must ditch new taxes to stop resource boom collapse

MEDIA RELEASE | Hugh Tobin Free market think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs, today called on the Gillard Government to scrap its mining and carbon taxes in light of the looming economic downturn in Australia’s biggest export market, China. ‘The recent stock market roller-coaster and the European and US debt crises have shed light …

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Share market meltdown hit to resources sector

MEDIA RELEASE | Hugh Tobin A new report this week from Ernst & Young reveals the threat to the resources sector from higher taxes in the wake of this week’s share market collapse. Responding to the report Hugh Tobin, Director of the North Australia Project at the Institute of Public Affairs, said that it was …

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