I quite like Rob Oakeshott. He doesn’t treat us like dills and has a decent grasp of economics. But God, where’s this bloody been since he was elected?
From Radio National this morning (listen online or download):
The Gillard government is resisting pressure to redesign its mining tax after it raised just $126 million—a fraction of the $2 billion forecast for the current financial year.
Independent MP Rob Oakeshott, along with the Greens is urging the prime minister and the treasurer to renegotiate the tax with the states to close some loopholes.
Here’s the direct MP3 link (right click and save as): bst_20130212_0753