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WA Liberals to kill off gold royalty hike

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October 10, 2017

WA's Liberal opposition will block the Labor government's proposed gold mining royalty hike.

WA's Liberal opposition will block the Labor government's plans to increase the gold mining royalty, creating an almost $400 million budget black hole.

Opposition Leader Mike Nahan says Liberal MPs voted unanimously on Tuesday morning to take the unusual step of blocking passage of a financial decision in the upper house.

The move comes as a mining industry lobby group runs an intense ad campaign against the royalty rise and has provided data claiming it will cost at least 3000 jobs.

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