8 Feb 2012
BHP Billiton Boss praises Australia and posts a healthy profit. Though slightly lower than expected.
The world's largest miner says profit for the six months to December came in at $9.2 billion, a slight fall compared with the same period a year earlier and below analysts' expectations.
This was in spite of falling prices for commodities including iron ore, copper and coal.
Mr Kloppers said,"We're very fortunate to be in a country such as Australia in these unstable times, in terms of international credit availability, amounts of investment."
"And what I said to somebody the other day is that Australia was the gold standard - has been the gold standard - for investment, and therefore has the very best companies in the world operating here."
IT'S LIKE DIGGING UP MONEY
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM: my attempt with minor changes. Adding 'dream time' might it may help us recognise the original peoples of our land.
My version:- AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM Australians all let us rejoice, this ancient land that sets us free The dream time i...
As you can see I still smile a lot. Why because its free,no tax on it yet?
Canberra:- A war zone in Woden, buildings boarded up, windows smashed, a bloody mess for seven years.SEVEN YEARS OF NEGLECT. GUESS WHO'S FAULT? NOBODY? ITS ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSE'S FAULT. BUCK PASSING IS THE NAME OF THE GAME ...
Extract from an article by Tim Minchin To Politicians. Learn how to talk to the people, he says: “ You don’t have to talk dumb – you have ...