The need to recruit in earnest seems to be our reality once again. I see that the newspapers are full of adverts offering a wonderful array of outstanding career opportunities, and online job boards are churning adverts almost quicker than you can read them. I’d speculate that somewhere in amongst all of this, there are HR managers and their teams working feverishly to try and keep up.
In my last blog, written before going on leave overseas for a few weeks, I wrote that the RSPT as proposed would mean that there could be significantly less investment in Australian mining projects. I also suggested that if this message got through to the public and to the Government, the proposal would inevitably be modified.
Well while I was away not only was the tax changed, but the Prime Minister too, an extraordinary outcome that still has residual shock waves.
Interestingly the new MRRT has been greeted with a much more muted re
Being so closely involved with the mining industry, I naturally read all of the press and am across the industry briefings that outline the problems with the RSPT as proposed.
The message from Marius Kloppers, CEO of BHP, and other mining chiefs is quite clear. They are unhappy with the 40% rate of the proposed tax, that it applies to existing projects, the threshold of the 10 yr bond rate (around 6%) applied to the book value rather than the market value of projects, and the lack of differentiation between commodities. The process by which t