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BHP could delay $12bn potash project

A $US12 BILLION foray into Canadian potash has been tipped as the most likely of BHP Billiton's ''mega'' growth projects to face a delay or reduced investment.

BHP profit sparks call to toughen mining tax

Amid pressure from the Greens for the government to make the mining tax even harsher, the Prime Minister today urged Tony Abbott to force the mining industry to share the benefits of the boom. “Is this really a time for anybody to come to this parliament and say the MRRT should be opposed ... in view of the profitability of mines and the pressures we know are on other sections of the economy because of the high Aussie dollar?” she said. “That is a strategy for wrecking.”