BHP Billiton executive Mike Henry has warned that mining services firms would be adversely affected by the Western Australian National Party’s proposed increase in the state’s iron ore levy. He says the mining services sector should lobby against the policy, arguing that they will receive less work if the levy is increased from $A0.25 per tonne to $A5, while employment in the sector will fall. Henry also says there should be greater collaboration between resources groups and mining services firms.
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