BHP stung by Queensland coal tax hike, but Chile's copper hike more telling

BHP continued its attack on Queensland’s cream-removing coal royalty hike in this week’s June quarterly report but was silent on Chile’s proposal for a similar cream-removing hike in its copper tax regime, writes Barry FitzGerald.

BHP stung by Queensland coal tax hike, but Chile's copper hike more telling BHP stung by Queensland coal tax hike, but Chile's copper hike more telling BHP stung by Queensland coal tax hike, but Chile's copper hike more telling BHP stung by Queensland coal tax hike, but Chile's copper hike more telling BHP stung by Queensland coal tax hike, but Chile's copper hike more telling

BHP's large Escondida mine in Chile

Fair enough, the Queensland hike took effect from July 1 while the change in Chile remains a proposal which first needs to win over a divided Congress before seeing the light of day.

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