Tag Archives: Glencore/Xstrata

The rich are inheriting the earth … our earth

The last budget kept our Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) unchanged at a nominal amount of $5.03 billion. In real terms that was a cut of 2.25% or over $100 million.  Julie Bishop told us that it was a contribution that … Continue reading

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Joe Hockey’s lifters

At a speech on June 11, a few days ago, Joe Hockey said that Australia should be rewarding ‘lifters and not leaners’. Presumably Glencore/Xstrata, Australia’s largest coal company, would be an ideal example of a heavy lifter, not like those … Continue reading

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