NSW royalty stoush brewing

A SHOWDOWN is brewing between New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard after he threatened to lift state mining royalties in retaliation to the controversial carbon tax.

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The royalty hike, which will earn the state about $A1.7 billion a year, is designed to offset a claimed $950 million hit to NSW’s budget under the carbon tax.

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