Gold miners brace for next royalty battle

GOLD miners look like they will have to mobilise their forces soon for another battle against the Western Australian government over mooted royalty hikes – but the Metal Detective fears the war may be lost before any shots are fired. The Metal Detective, By Stephen Bell

When the WA government announced a review of all mineral royalties in May 2012, gold miners weren’t unduly alarmed as the industry was promised broad consultation over a three-year period.


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