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The Monthly Discussion in May – Who Owns Outer Space?

The Monthly Discussion in May – Who Owns Outer Space?

What: Discuss + Debate + Drinks + Pizza When: Wednesday, May 29 Time: 6pm Cost: Free “The Earth is the cradle of humanity but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever” -Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Private companies are actively promoting plans to mine in Outer Space, and...

Philippines President: “I will tax you to death”

Rodrigo Duterte attacked mining companies in his State of the Nation address to the Philippine Congress over their abuse of the country he leads. His concerns are threefold: • Environmental degradation • The export of raw ores without processing • Miners’ failure to...

MCA’s appeal to the dark side

West Australia should not raise mining royalties because GST revenues are distributed to human need, according to the Minerals Council of Australia. Their logic is as twisted as a snake in a maze: both state boundaries and orebody sites are accidents of geography,...

Turnbull Government prepares to squib on PRRT

The Petroleum Resource Rent Tax has been a successful revenue-sharing device since 1987, delivering well over $33 billion to Consolidated Revenue, derived entirely from the economic rents of resource extraction with no harm to producers. It has never deterred...