THE DISTILLERY: Mining fiscal fallout

The commentariat challenges the idea that the mining boom has ended, and recommends Martin Parkinson's proposed tax reforms.

Secretary to the Treasury Martin Parkinson is front-and-centre of two commentaries this morning from two of this country’s greatest economics writers. One challenges the suggestion that the mining boom is over, while the other debunks the idea that the states are the victim of a vertical fiscal imbalance. Also in this blended shot from The Distillery, BHP Billiton is jumping on an increasingly crowded corporate bond train, while Optus is getting on top of customer disloyalty.

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