Mining is booming. Profits have never been higher. If you're lucky enough to own a mining company, it's great times. Of course, for the 98% of Australians not employed in mining, it's a different story. The soaring dollar has wiped out the ability of Australia to sell other stuff to the rest of the world. Unless Australian Mining starts putting back more into Australia, a million jobs face annihilation. This is the real story.
The mining industry likes to boast about the contribution they make to all Australians. They make lots of profit, but they don't like to pay tax, and they don't support the local manufacturing industry. So, just how many Australians actually earn a living from mining? Find out the real story by taking the Jobs Test to see how many mining jobs there are in your postcode.