Fortescue Welcomes Tax Reform

2 September 2010:

The Independent Member for Lyne, Mr Rob Oakeshott and Fortescue Metals Group Chief Executive Officer Mr Andrew Forrest met this afternoon to discuss the future of tax reform in Australia.

Both agreed to support a full and open public discussion on broad tax reform through a Taxation Summit.

Mr Forrest commented afterward that he “welcomed the suggestion of the Taxation Summit by Mr Oakeshott”.

“This will leave behind the lack of process and governance of the MRRT and everything which led up to it,” Mr Forrest said

“This would allow Australians to have a constructive, open and positive discussion about tax reform through the Summit Mr Oakeshott has recommended.”

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