Original article by Matt Chambers, Andrew White
The Australian – Page: 1 & 2 : 7-Mar-18
BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie argues that Australia cannot afford to not reduce its company tax rate. He says BHP would commence some proposed resources projects in Australia within months of federal parliament passing an across-the-board company tax cut, adding that at least some of these projects are dependent on tax reform. Meanwhile, economic modelling by KPMG suggests that Australia’s GDP will be reduced by around $A5bn if the nation does not respond to the Trump administration’s tax cuts with similar reforms. About 25,000 jobs would also be at risk, according to KPMG.
BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, KPMG AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, UNITED STATES. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INCORPORATED, BLUESCOPE STEEL LIMITED – ASX BSL, SHELL COMPANY OF AUSTRALIA LIMITED