‘B0801 Iron Ore Mining in Australia industry report’, May 2013, page 18.
Ibid page 10.
Ibid page 9.
iron ore falls, FMG must increase production to maintain profitability (as in 2012);26 however
workforce shortages may provide an obstacle to increasing production capacity.
(e) Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) – An additional tax expense will decrease FMG’s profits.
Deloitte notes that ‘the combined effect of the mineral resources rent tax (MRRT) and the carbon tax
has the potential to push down corporate profits and interfere with project feasibility assessments’.27
FMG’s June quarter 2013 update indicates that no MRRT was paid in 2013.
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1.2.1 ‘Porter five forces analysis’
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