Original article by Andrew Burrell
The Australian – Page: 6 : 3-Oct-17
Economic modelling by the Chamber of Minerals & Energy of Western Australia highlights the potential impact of the State Government’s proposal to increase the gold royalty from 2.5 per cent to 3.75 per cent. The modelling, which is based on 27 gold mines, suggests that the royalty hike would reduce the gold sector’s cash flow by about $A125m a year and cost up to 3,000 jobs. Saracen Mineral Holdings Raleigh Finlayson notes that a further 2,000 direct jobs would be lost if the gold price fell to $A1,400 per tonne.
THE CHAMBER OF MINERALS AND ENERGY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA INCORPORATED, SARACEN MINERAL HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX SAR, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF TREASURY AND FINANCE, MACQUARIE RESEARCH EQUITIES, SILVER LAKE RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX SLR, BLACKHAM RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX BLK, WESTGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX WGX