Australia Institute’s Lies Exposed

By on 15 September 2014

The far-left Australia Institute’s campaign against the Australian mining industry has been thoroughly discredited as using “massive economic deception” .

A comprehensive analysis by the former Secretary of the New South Wales Treasury has revealed the claim that the mining industry receives $17.6 billion of subsidies from state and territory governments as a   “flawed analysis”, “distorted understanding” and “just plain wrong”.

This is long overdue – the dishonesty of the Australia Institute’s campaign has been widely known, and it is a welcome relief that their deception and concocted figures have finally been exposed for the bunk they are.

The Minerals Council of NSW concludes:

Whether the errors and distortions uncovered by Michael Schur were made wilfully or in ignorance, it is now indisputably clear that the Australia Institute is little more than the research arm of the greens party. Its analysis of the mining sector cannot be trusted.

You can read the full report here.

Save Sydney From Clover’s Latest Madness

By on 10 September 2014

The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance strongly opposes plans to build a double-lane cement-bordered cycleway through Castlereagh st in the Sydney CBD.

“This is another big-spending, taxpayer-funded ideological crusade by Clover Moore which will have disastrous consequences.

If enacted, this plan will create constant traffic gridlock, and will hurt businesses and destroy jobs throughout the entire CBD.

Sydney isn’t Amsterdam. We simply don’t have the high-density concentrated population needed to support bike lanes. While Clover’s high-income inner-city elite supporters might not care, millions of others will suffer.

The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance unequivocally condemns this proposal and calls on the Sydney of City Council to reject it outright.

Visit www.saveourstreet.com to learn more and take action! 

LANDSLIDE! 89.12% think Tony was WRONG to scrap reform of 18C!

By on 17 August 2014

We recently conducted a survey of our members on whether Prime Minister Abbott was right to break his pre-election promise to ditch section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.

With over 3,000 people taking part – the result was a landslide:

 

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In response to the overwhelming view of our membership, our affiliate, FreeSpeech Australia, will shortly be launching a campaign calling on the Federal Government to honour their commitment and reform the flawed section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act.

Scrap The Failed Mining Tax!

By on 23 July 2014

The Mining Tax Has Failed – it’s time for it to go.

Australia’s resources sector has been the driving force behind our economic growth.

Mining generates a staggering $138 billion in export income a year – over half of all goods and services – and 175,000 new mining jobs have been created in the last 20 years

As Warren Mundine said: Without mining, “we’d all be living in caves”.

But all this is under threat unless the Senate acts to repeal the failed Mining Tax.

Already, since the introduction of the mining tax, mining profitability has been rapidly falling, and if we don’t act fast, international competition for resources investment dollars  projects will head overseas, costing jobs, and hurting our whole economy.

This is a tax that has totally failed to meet its revenue targets – in the first 3 months, it didn’t even raise a cent, while still costing companies millions in compliance costs . Treasury Modelling has shown that the senate’s refusal to scrap the mining tax will cost a whopping $17 billion , and even Secretary of the Treasury Martin Parkinson has admitted the benefits to be ‘illusory‘.

The mining sector already had a higher effective marginal tax rate than other industries,  and the Australian mining industry paid $21 billion in company tax and royalties in 2011-12 alone

Bill Shorten has claimed “I believe in mining, and I want mining to prosper.” It’s time for him to honour his word.

Join our campaign and contact your MP and Senators and DEMAND an end to this failed tax!

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