Welcoming Josh Frydenberg to Caversham wildlife park
Mark McGowan says his counterparts in the east will stop at nothing to get their hands on the State’s GST windfall, firing back at whinges from Victoria that the deal is unfair. “It’s clear other States and Territories will try anything to unwind the deal we secured,” the Premier said yesterday.
Prime Minister Scott Morison has given an emphatic no to rolling back a GST deal that has finally delivered Western Australia its fair share of the multi-billion dollar pie. The drums have been beating loudly for change in the Eastern States media and there have also been reports of senior politicians meeting to express their discontent with current arrangements.
Rio Tinto has turned to its Danish chief financial officer as its new boss, ignoring calls from politicians to appoint an Australian in the wake of the Juukan caves disaster. Former Woodside board member Jakob Stausholm has been named to help restore the mining giants battered reputation.
Mining companies should be halted from undertaking new exploration or operations on Indigenous sites until stronger protections are made law, according to a report on Rio Tinto’s destruction of Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara.