Digging Deep

Rick Wilkinson, Twists in the Sand: 50 Years in the Turbulent Life of Beach Energy, (Media Dynamics, 2011), 431 pages, $25 plus postage through  Proponents of the resources super profits tax (notably Labor politicians and media commentators) seem to be under the delusion that making money from resources is easy. All miners have to do is dig a hole and the money rolls in, so they should pay extra taxes. Twists in the Sand by Australia’s veteran (and best) oil industry journalist Rick Wilkinson should change that perception, assuming any left-wingers will read a down-to-earth corporate history. Beach Energy…

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