Swan, Barnett clash again over royalties

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett says the government decided to lift royalty rates fully aware it could lose in GST revenue, while Treasurer Wayne Swan has conceded he knew of Mr Barnett's plan as early as last year.


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Barnett, yet again you have done us proud mate. Enough of our cash going interstate to pay for the unsustainable lifestyles in Sydney and Melbourne.

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