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Royalty 'double tax' for miners
The Federal Government's mining tax panel has ruled out shielding miners from unscheduled increases in state royalties, sparking claims the industry will face double taxation. The West


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It is high time the State Government is showing GUTS and make a prompt desicion on bringing water down from the top of the State. The cost of such a sceame should be spread over 50-100 years. Ernie Bridge has been saying this for decades. It would have been a lot cheaper if it was acted upon then. Look at the Kalgoorlie pipeline, what diference it has made to the wheatbelt area. Even if the water is mixed with the gas to bring it down.It can then be separated and 'two birds are killed' for the same infrastreucture costs! With the technology of today, it is quite viable. Dollars producing better returns than excavating The Esplanade! Alternatively, STOP further expension of the Metro Area, as we are already short of water now.

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