Original article by Andrew Burrell
The Australian – Page: 5 : 11-Oct-17
Western Australia’s Opposition Leader Mike Nahan says the State Government’s proposed increased in the gold royalty was aimed at funding its election promises rather than budget repair. The 50 per cent royalty increase faces defeat in the upper house after Liberal Party MP voted to block the bill, which had already been rejected by the National Party and crossbenchers. The mining industry had also opposed the royalty increase, warning that it would result in widespread job losses.
LIBERAL PARTY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, ONE NATION PARTY, THE CHAMBER OF MINERALS AND ENERGY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA INCORPORATED, NEWCREST MINING LIMITED – ASX NCM, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF TREASURY AND FINANCE