Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Payout to BHP Boss ,Cybit rich,CO; Families Extend Invitation for Talks to Mining giant,COs New Head

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Payout to BHP Boss ,Cybit rich,CO; Families Extend Invitation for Talks to Mining giant,COs New Head

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Dominic Geiger

dominic.geiger@dailymercury.com.au

MORANBAH mum Denise Robertson has a few ideas about how outgoing BHP Billiton chief executive Marius Kloppers could spend his $75 million company payout.

C[pounds sterling]I think the money he received could have been put back into the community,C[yen] she said.

Ms Robertson was among a group of central Queensland families who travelled to BHPCOs Melbourne headquarters early last year to discuss with Mr Kloppers social issues affecting their communities.

The interview was declined, and the residents have yet to meet with BHPCOs chief executive.

But Ms Robertson said there were no plans to give up, and the invitation was now open to Mr KloppersCO replacement Andrew Mackenzie.

C[pounds sterling]WeCOre not going to let it drop,C[yen] she said. C[pounds sterling]There are still the same issues, housing, the infrastructure. ThereCOs not enough to cope with the growing community. …

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