Dryblower on BHP's threatened job cuts at a delicate time in the political cycle

MINING, much to Dryblower’s relief, does not appear to be a target in next month’s election to choose a new Australian government, but if recent reports about job cuts at BHP are correct then mining could see the return of an unwelcome three-letter word – tax.

Dryblower on BHP's threatened job cuts at a delicate time in the political cycle Dryblower on BHP's threatened job cuts at a delicate time in the political cycle Dryblower on BHP's threatened job cuts at a delicate time in the political cycle Dryblower on BHP's threatened job cuts at a delicate time in the political cycle Dryblower on BHP's threatened job cuts at a delicate time in the political cycle

What the stories about job cuts died was stir a disturbing point about where the modern mining industry is headed, into what might be called a job-free zone.