LGAQ issues rate warning to mining companies

The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has warned mining companies not to appeal against council rate adjustments. With mining community councils within weeks of bringing down their annual budget, the LGAQ is urging mining companies not to follow the same path as Swiss company, Xstrata, which took legal action to drastically cut its rates. "Such action […]

New WA Premier Colin Barnett ends Labor reign

Colin Barnett has been named as the new Premier of Western Australia, following the resignation of Alan Carpenter. According to the ABC, the Premier-elect Colin Barnett has met with the National leader Brendon Grylls to negotiate a power-sharing deal in WA’s parliament. The new alliance, which will see the end of Labor reign in the […]


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