Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is fighting for an equitable distribution of wealth amid the current mining boom.
Gillard visits workers who are afffected by foreign labour scheme. (Photo: Gary Ramage/ The Daily Telegraph
Gillard told mining bosses at the Australian Mineral Council last night they don’t own the nation’s resources and that she will not back down with her controversial mining and carbon taxes. She said the Government allows them to dig up the earth, but they do not own its wealth.
The AAP said Gillard told her audience the need for a tough leadership to spread the benefits of the boom.
I know that not all of you in this room are in love with the language of ‘spreading the benefits of the boom’.. .Australia needs tough leadership and I think you know by now I’m prepared to fight….
About $500 billion of investment is currently in the pipeline and…
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