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WA Today
Slow-boiling rage finally 'bubbled to surface' in Kalgoorlie: councilgraffiti, robberies and motor vehicle thefts) in Kalgoorlie or Boulder. With s
Slow-boiling rage finally 'bubbled to surface' in Kalgoorlie: council
WA Today / Posted 14 hours ago
graffiti, robberies and motor vehicle thefts) in Kalgoorlie or Boulder. With spectacularly awkward timing, the WA government chose Tuesday morning to announce, mid-riot, that community consultations were finally underway in the... Read more
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WA Today
Sam Barnett denies spruiking WA political ties on China triphis father's image displayed on a screen behind him. Sam Barnett has denied cl
Sam Barnett denies spruiking WA political ties on China trip
WA Today / Posted 16 hours ago
his father's image displayed on a screen behind him. Sam Barnett has denied claiming official links to his father or the WA government during a business trip to China. There have been accusations that the presence of his father's image projected... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Paradox of plenty strikes again as resources boom squanderedpaid to the states. Effectively, that meant the Commonwealth paid the state ro
Paradox of plenty strikes again as resources boom squandered
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 2 days ago
paid to the states. Effectively, that meant the Commonwealth paid the state royalties, not the miners. On cue, the WA government doubled royalties just as iron ore prices soared to $US190 a tonne, which pumped revenues threefold. Cash... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Colin Barnett urges Dean Nalder to skip Cabinetby him and property developer Nigel Satterley. Mr Poynton and Mr Satterley com
Colin Barnett urges Dean Nalder to skip Cabinet
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 2 days ago
by him and property developer Nigel Satterley. Mr Poynton and Mr Satterley commissioned and part-funded the poll into the WA Government. He issued a statement which read: "At no point has there been any direction by myself or my office to look... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Call for kangaroo cull ban draws criticism in WAjoke" by a professional Albany kangaroo shooter. Australian Society for Kangar
Call for kangaroo cull ban draws criticism in WA
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 5 days ago
joke" by a professional Albany kangaroo shooter. Australian Society for Kangaroos president Nikki Sutterby called on the WA Government this week to place an immediate moratorium on killing kangaroos amid extinction concerns.Conservation... Read more
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News.com.au
Labor asks how did WA debt get so highgovernment piling on an additional $1.7 billion in debt has been introduced to
Labor asks how did WA debt get so high
News.com.au / Posted 5 days ago
government piling on an additional $1.7 billion in debt has been introduced to parliament. Without the loan, the WA government will run out of money by the end of October, Opposition treasury spokesman Ben Wyatt says. Mr Wyatt said an $8... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Private poll predicts loss for WA PremierBusinessman John Poynton has denied interfering in Colin Barnett's leadership o
Private poll predicts loss for WA Premier
Sky News Australia / Posted 5 days ago
Businessman John Poynton has denied interfering in Colin Barnett's leadership of the WA government amid an outcry about a poll commissioned by powerful businessmen showing the Liberal party on track to lose the March election. The businessmen,... Read more
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News.com.au
Barnett accuses Poynton of interferenceBusinessman John Poynton has denied interfering in Colin Barnett's leadership o
Barnett accuses Poynton of interference
News.com.au / Posted 5 days ago
Businessman John Poynton has denied interfering in Colin Barnett's leadership of the WA government amid an outcry about a poll commissioned by powerful businessmen showing the Liberal party on track to lose the March election. The businessmen,... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
'Act of disloyalty': Barnett slams private poll predicting election lossPremier Colin Barnett slams private poll showing WA Government election loss as
'Act of disloyalty': Barnett slams private poll predicting election loss
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 5 days ago
Premier Colin Barnett slams private poll showing WA Government election loss as 'act of disloyalty' West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has strongly condemned a privately funded poll showing he is set to lose next year's state election, labelling... Read more
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WA Today
Bad poll puts heat on Barnett governmentThe WA government is on track to lose the 2017 election under premier Colin Bar
Bad poll puts heat on Barnett government
WA Today / Posted 6 days ago
The WA government is on track to lose the 2017 election under premier Colin Barnett, according to a private poll involving nearly 11,000 people and commissioned by Perth businessmen. The poll by ReachTel found swings against the Liberal-National... Read more
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News.com.au
Bad poll puts heat on WA govt, BarnettThe WA government is on track to lose the 2017 election under premier Colin Bar
Bad poll puts heat on WA govt, Barnett
News.com.au / Posted 6 days ago
The WA government is on track to lose the 2017 election under premier Colin Barnett, according to a private poll involving nearly 11,000 people and commissioned by Perth businessmen. The poll by ReachTel found swings against the Liberal-National... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Aboriginal heritage appeal over Perth highway extension thrown outby a Supreme Court judge. The custodian from Whadjuk Noongar country, Corina A
Aboriginal heritage appeal over Perth highway extension thrown out
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 6 days ago
by a Supreme Court judge. The custodian from Whadjuk Noongar country, Corina Abraham, lodged the challenge arguing the WA Government failed to follow procedural fairness in permitting the disturbance of a highly significant mythological site at... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Greater WA Government control over RSPCA prosecutions possible The West Australian Government has left the door open to installing greater d
Greater WA Government control over RSPCA prosecutions possible
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 7 days ago
The West Australian Government has left the door open to installing greater departmental control over RSPCA-led animal welfare prosecutions, in its response to a parliamentary inquiry... Read more
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WA Today
$500k a month for empty parking bays: more problems for PCHits costs covered and that's all that is happening." Mr Day said the governmen
$500k a month for empty parking bays: more problems for PCH
WA Today / Posted 8 days ago
its costs covered and that's all that is happening." Mr Day said the government will seek damages from John Holland. The WA government is paying $500,000 a month for empty parking bays at the long-delayed Perth Children's Hospital. Photo: John... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
WA Government's $500k a month parking bill at unfinished hospitalPerth Children's Hospital: WA Government paying $500k a month for unused parkin
WA Government's $500k a month parking bill at unfinished hospital
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 8 days ago
Perth Children's Hospital: WA Government paying $500k a month for unused parking The West Australian Government has confirmed it is paying $500,000 a month to a parking contractor to manage hundreds of unused parking bays at the delayed Perth... Read more
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WA Today
Same-sex marriage plebiscite 'a distraction' to WA electionJohn Day said he expected Premier Colin Barnett would raise the matter with the
Same-sex marriage plebiscite 'a distraction' to WA election
WA Today / Posted 9 days ago
John Day said he expected Premier Colin Barnett would raise the matter with the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The WA government wants the federal government 'to make a call' on gay marriage. "We would prefer the federal parliament to... Read more
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Canberra Times
Police probe Macgregor property scamand sold the properties to innocent purchasers. For the real owners, the only r
Police probe Macgregor property scam
Canberra Times / Posted 9 days ago
and sold the properties to innocent purchasers. For the real owners, the only recourse was to seek compensation from the WA government. Any queries about regulations around ACT property sales should be directed to the Office of Regulatory... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Concerns over asbestos removal at WA hospitalof asbestos sheeting from within roof panels at the new Perth Children's Hospit
Concerns over asbestos removal at WA hospital
Sky News Australia / Posted 9 days ago
of asbestos sheeting from within roof panels at the new Perth Children's Hospital should not slow commissioning, the WA government says, as it continues to hope patients will be admitted later this year. The asbestos was discovered almost... Read more
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News.com.au
Concerns over WA hospital asbestos removalof asbestos sheeting from within roof panels at the new Perth Children's Hospit
Concerns over WA hospital asbestos removal
News.com.au / Posted 9 days ago
of asbestos sheeting from within roof panels at the new Perth Children's Hospital should not slow commissioning, the WA government says, as it continues to hope patients will be admitted later this year. The asbestos was discovered almost... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Timeline for Perth western suburbs school slashedWA Government pledges Perth western suburbs school by 2020 WA's Education Mini
Timeline for Perth western suburbs school slashed
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 12 days ago
WA Government pledges Perth western suburbs school by 2020 WA's Education Minister says he is "very, very confident" a new high school will be built in the western suburbs by 2020, despite not yet having secured a piece of land. In May, Peter... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Scitech move to Perth Cultural Centre confirmedhearing last year, and said the Government had pledged $15 million to aid a mov
Scitech move to Perth Cultural Centre confirmed
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 12 days ago
hearing last year, and said the Government had pledged $15 million to aid a move. Scitech is a not-for-profit organisation supported by WA Government funding which hosts a collection of science exhibits for the general public and schoo... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Western Power sale still viable, WA Treasurer saysenergy provider Ausgrid to Chinese and Hong Kong bidders, citing national secur
Western Power sale still viable, WA Treasurer says
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 13 days ago
energy provider Ausgrid to Chinese and Hong Kong bidders, citing national security concerns. That decision comes as the WA Government mulls selling Western Power to fund new infrastructure and pay down debt, a move that has been regularly... Read more
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Herald Sun
WA plans bottle deposit schemewith the NSW and Queensland governments as their schemes were introduced, and a
WA plans bottle deposit scheme
Herald Sun / Posted 13 days ago
with the NSW and Queensland governments as their schemes were introduced, and also looked forward to working with the WA government. Opposition environment spokesman Chris Tallentire told AAP that a bottle return scheme that was popular in WA... Read more
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The Courier Mail
WA plans bottle deposit schemewith the NSW and Queensland governments as their schemes were introduced, and a
WA plans bottle deposit scheme
The Courier Mail / Posted 13 days ago
with the NSW and Queensland governments as their schemes were introduced, and also looked forward to working with the WA government. Opposition environment spokesman Chris Tallentire told AAP that a bottle return scheme that was popular in WA... Read more
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Perth Now
Ore tax ‘dopey’, leading economists sayAUSTRALIA’s leading economists say the WA government must sell assets to stimul
Ore tax ‘dopey’, leading economists say
Perth Now / Posted 13 days ago
AUSTRALIA’s leading economists say the WA government must sell assets to stimulate our economy and pay off debt predicted to hit $40 billion in 2020. The calls come after new WA Nationals leader Brendon Grylls proposed a $5 a tonne tax that would... Read more
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Perth Now
Rayney judge trial ‘will avoid prejudice’before a judge alone. This is because a jury could be prejudiced towards him,
Rayney judge trial ‘will avoid prejudice’
Perth Now / Posted 14 days ago
before a judge alone. This is because a jury could be prejudiced towards him, his lawyer says. Mr Rayney is suing the WA government after he was named by a senior police officer as the “prime and only suspect” in the 2007 murder of Supreme... Read more
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WA Today
Lloyd Rayney wants judge-only trial to avoid possible jury prejudicebe heard before a judge alone because a jury could be prejudiced towards him, h
Lloyd Rayney wants judge-only trial to avoid possible jury prejudice
WA Today / Posted 14 days ago
be heard before a judge alone because a jury could be prejudiced towards him, his lawyer says. Mr Rayney is suing the WA government because he was named by a senior police officer as the "prime and only suspect" in the 2007 murder of Supreme... Read more
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The Courier Mail
GST reform another PM thought bubbleraise tax revenue, and the cost of service provision in the state. In fact, in
GST reform another PM thought bubble
The Courier Mail / Posted 15 days ago
raise tax revenue, and the cost of service provision in the state. In fact, in the early years of the mining boom, both the WA government and the Grants Commission underestimated the rivers of gold that would flow into WA Treasury coffers thanks to... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Stoush looms over GST carveopposition to the plan. Labor’s Helen Polley told the ABC: “certainly the alar
Stoush looms over GST carve
Daily Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
opposition to the plan. Labor’s Helen Polley told the ABC: “certainly the alarm bells are ringing loud and clear. The WA Government has long been pushing for a change to the way GST revenues are distributed between the states, claiming it is... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Stoush looms over GST carve-upopposition to the plan. Labor’s Helen Polley told the ABC: “certainly the alar
Stoush looms over GST carve-up
Adelaide Now / Posted 15 days ago
opposition to the plan. Labor’s Helen Polley told the ABC: “certainly the alarm bells are ringing loud and clear. The WA Government has long been pushing for a change to the way GST revenues are distributed between the states, claiming it is... Read more
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Herald Sun
Stoush looms over GST carve-upopposition to the plan. Labor’s Helen Polley told the ABC: “certainly the alar
Stoush looms over GST carve-up
Herald Sun / Posted 15 days ago
opposition to the plan. Labor’s Helen Polley told the ABC: “certainly the alarm bells are ringing loud and clear. The WA Government has long been pushing for a change to the way GST revenues are distributed between the states, claiming it is... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Stoush looms over GST carveopposition to the plan. Labor’s Helen Polley told the ABC: “certainly the alar
Stoush looms over GST carve
The Courier Mail / Posted 15 days ago
opposition to the plan. Labor’s Helen Polley told the ABC: “certainly the alarm bells are ringing loud and clear. The WA Government has long been pushing for a change to the way GST revenues are distributed between the states, claiming it is... Read more
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Weekly Times
Vic 'collateral damage' under GST shake-upprime minister wanted to manipulate the Commonwealth Grants Commission processe
Vic 'collateral damage' under GST shake-up
Weekly Times / Posted 16 days ago
prime minister wanted to manipulate the Commonwealth Grants Commission processes to prop up an incompetent Liberal/National WA government, while doing nothing to improve that state's economic management. The federal government says the proposed... Read more
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Herald Sun
Vic 'collateral damage' under GST shake-upprime minister wanted to manipulate the Commonwealth Grants Commission processe
Vic 'collateral damage' under GST shake-up
Herald Sun / Posted 16 days ago
prime minister wanted to manipulate the Commonwealth Grants Commission processes to prop up an incompetent Liberal/National WA government, while doing nothing to improve that state's economic management. The federal government says the proposed... Read more
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News.com.au
Vic 'collateral damage' under GST shakeprime minister wanted to manipulate the Commonwealth Grants Commission processe
Vic 'collateral damage' under GST shake
News.com.au / Posted 16 days ago
prime minister wanted to manipulate the Commonwealth Grants Commission processes to prop up an incompetent Liberal/National WA government, while doing nothing to improve that state's economic management. The federal government says the proposed... Read more
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Perth Now
Vic 'collateral damage' under GST shakeprime minister wanted to manipulate the Commonwealth Grants Commission processe
Vic 'collateral damage' under GST shake
Perth Now / Posted 16 days ago
prime minister wanted to manipulate the Commonwealth Grants Commission processes to prop up an incompetent Liberal/National WA government, while doing nothing to improve that state's economic management. The federal government says the proposed... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Vic 'collateral damage' under GST shake-upprime minister wanted to manipulate the Commonwealth Grants Commission processe
Vic 'collateral damage' under GST shake-up
Adelaide Now / Posted 16 days ago
prime minister wanted to manipulate the Commonwealth Grants Commission processes to prop up an incompetent Liberal/National WA government, while doing nothing to improve that state's economic management. The federal government says the proposed... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Vic 'collateral damage' under GST shakeprime minister wanted to manipulate the Commonwealth Grants Commission processe
Vic 'collateral damage' under GST shake
The Courier Mail / Posted 16 days ago
prime minister wanted to manipulate the Commonwealth Grants Commission processes to prop up an incompetent Liberal/National WA government, while doing nothing to improve that state's economic management. The federal government says the proposed... Read more
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WA Today
Western Australia aims to get a bigger piece of GST piein which they live," Mr Turnbull said on Saturday. In WA's case the formula ha
Western Australia aims to get a bigger piece of GST pie
WA Today / Posted 16 days ago
in which they live," Mr Turnbull said on Saturday. In WA's case the formula has been patently unfair in recent years. The WA government enjoyed a massive jump in royalties to $5-$6 billion a year from iron ore during the boom years but the... Read more
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WA Today
Government consults addicts on new laws to force drug users into rehabMinister Andrea Mitchell has asked for people across WA to volunteer to join a
Government consults addicts on new laws to force drug users into rehab
WA Today / Posted 17 days ago
Minister Andrea Mitchell has asked for people across WA to volunteer to join a community drugs advisory group. Photo: WA Government The state government has taken the first steps toward forcing drug addicts into rehab by setting up a... Read more
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Perth Now
Is the Swan River suffocating?years, and we have anecdotal evidence that cobbler are returning to the river s
Is the Swan River suffocating?
Perth Now / Posted 19 days ago
years, and we have anecdotal evidence that cobbler are returning to the river system,” he said. But Prof Imberger said the WA Government and the trust were in “denial” about the extent of the crisis, and the Auditor-General is investigating whether... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
'I have crazy ideas too': Mining tax plan a WA matter, Canavan saysWA Nationals leadership: Matt Canavan says Grylls's mining tax plan a WA Govern
'I have crazy ideas too': Mining tax plan a WA matter, Canavan says
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 19 days ago
WA Nationals leadership: Matt Canavan says Grylls's mining tax plan a WA Government matter Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan has tried to distance himself from the mining tax proposal put forward by West Australian Nationals MP Brendon Grylls,... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Grylls' mining tax, Western Power sale stance in spotlightResources and Northern Australia Minister Matt Canavan said any proposal regard
Grylls' mining tax, Western Power sale stance in spotlight
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 20 days ago
Resources and Northern Australia Minister Matt Canavan said any proposal regarding a royalty scheme was a matter for the WA Government. "However, it would be of concern if any proposal was to potentially discriminate against or target particular... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Western Power set to cut 175 jobsjob cuts to restructuring that he said would align head office's business suppo
Western Power set to cut 175 jobs
Sky News Australia / Posted 20 days ago
job cuts to restructuring that he said would align head office's business support to work it was doing in the field. The WA government is investigating selling the poles and wires utility to hopefully raise $12 billion from the sale to pay down... Read more
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News.com.au
Western Power to cut 175 jobsjob cuts to restructuring that he said would align head office's business suppo
Western Power to cut 175 jobs
News.com.au / Posted 20 days ago
job cuts to restructuring that he said would align head office's business support to work it was doing in the field. The WA government is investigating selling the poles and wires utility to hopefully raise $12 billion from the sale to pay down... Read more
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Perth Now
Western Power to slash 175 jobsprivatisation. Chief executive Guy Chalkey confirmed the cuts on Wednesday and
Western Power to slash 175 jobs
Perth Now / Posted 20 days ago
privatisation. Chief executive Guy Chalkey confirmed the cuts on Wednesday and said Western Power, currently owned by the WA Government, was continuing its “transformation program aimed at improving customer affordability”. “If we achieve this,... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Western Power to cut 175 jobsjob cuts to restructuring that would align head office business support process
Western Power to cut 175 jobs
The Courier Mail / Posted 20 days ago
job cuts to restructuring that would align head office business support processes to work it was doing in the field. The WA Government is investigating selling the poles and wires utility, which the Australian Services Union and Electrical Trades... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Western Power to cut 175 jobsPower has announced it will cut 175 jobs as it works to transform the business
Western Power to cut 175 jobs
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 20 days ago
Power has announced it will cut 175 jobs as it works to transform the business ahead of its possible sale by the WA Government. Acting chief executive Guy Chalkley said in a statement around 175 employees would be offered "voluntary... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Mining giants slam new WA Nationals leader tax planTinto was one of Australia's largest corporate taxpayers, had paid "record" roy
Mining giants slam new WA Nationals leader tax plan
Brisbane Times / Posted 21 days ago
Tinto was one of Australia's largest corporate taxpayers, had paid "record" royalties of almost $11 billion to the WA government since 2010 and employed close to 12,000 people in the state, argued the spokesman. "These jobs rely on a... Read more
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WA Today
Mining giants slam new WA Nationals leader tax planTinto was one of Australia's largest corporate taxpayers, had paid "record" roy
Mining giants slam new WA Nationals leader tax plan
WA Today / Posted 21 days ago
Tinto was one of Australia's largest corporate taxpayers, had paid "record" royalties of almost $11 billion to the WA government since 2010 and employed close to 12,000 people in the state, argued the spokesman. "These jobs rely on a... Read more
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