Abbott government to 'reboot' mining boom: Robb

Reported by ninemsn staff
Sunday, September 8, 2013

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The Abbott government will "reboot" the mining boom and boost jobs "massively", incoming finance minister Andrew Robb has declared.

Mr Robb says the coalition will not only reduce Australia's debt, it will also work towards increasing revenue by kick-starting mining investment.

"As of today, the mining boom will be rebooted," he told ABC television on Sunday.

"Under Labor, it was finished because of the cost (and) uncompetitiveness that we've now got. We will change that."

Tony Abbott has promised to introduce legislation in parliament to scrap the mining and carbon taxes within 100 days of being elected.

Mr Robb says there's $150 billion worth of mining projects to be grabbed.

"We can do so much," he said.

"We can get Australia open for business, we will restore an appetite for risk and investment (and) people's jobs will grow massively.

"Small business will come out from under the huge shadow that they've had for the last two years."

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