It's apparent that they consider Australia as a very large "bottomless pit".
The MCA broadside came as BHP Billiton chief executive Marius Kloppers warned there had been "very appreciable cost increases" at BHP's Australian operations, with raw material prices and the dollar rising as productivity fell.
He does not mention just how generous and how much they have been allowed to write off by Governments of all colours for years, it shows just how one sided their argument is and all it does is make them seem even greedier if, that is possible.
Echoing warnings from resource industry leaders about Australia's declining competitiveness as a place for mining companies to invest, Mr Kloppers said it was important to consider carbon costs, labour productivity and costs and the exchange rate when deciding on new investment.
He mentions once again "carbon tax", this is a tax that has not yet taken effect yet he has already closed a mine, come on, this mine was no longer viable and he knows it in my opinion.