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The resources sector believes there will be a surge in jobs and investment after the mining tax was finally killed by Federal Parliament yesterday.
Glencore is hoping a lack of bidding tension for BHP Billiton's local nickel assets, along with the global mining giant's keen desire to offload the operation, will help push a lowball bid for Nickel West over the finishing line.
The WA and Federal Budgets have been dealt fresh blows with iron ore prices falling to their lowest level since 2009.
Morwell residents should have been told earlier to get out of the Victorian town to avoid toxic smoke from a 45-day coalmine fire, an inquiry says.

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