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Diesel fuel rebate wasted on profitable mining companies who don’t need handouts
18 March 2015
Environment Victoria has described the mining industry’s attempts to side with small farmers as needy recipients of the diesel fuel rebate as disingenuous and rent-seeking, and urges Treasurer Hockey to deliver a fair budget that cuts corporate welfare to our wealthiest companies.
Safe Climate Campaign Manager at Environment Victoria, Dr Nicholas Aberle, today said:
“The idea that mining companies like Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton need as much help paying their fuel bills as small farming businesses is ludicrous.
“The largest share of the diesel rebate goes to the...more