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Grant Goldman Editorial Tuesday 10 October 2017

Gold Royalty in Western Australia Today is the Double Tenth, the Anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China in 1911 under the leadership of Sun Yat Sen.   I may have more to say about the Republic of China in coming days. Today we have another important issue to discuss, because in just a few hours hundreds of goldminers, drillers, truckers, plant operators and family members will be attending a rally on the steps of Parliament House in Perth.  It’s rather refreshing to talk about holding a rally on the steps of a house of parliament.  You cannot

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Grant Goldman Editorial Tuesday 14 March 2017

Hands on Hanson The Liberal’s failed Hanson WA Experiment Today we examine some of the entrails of Saturday’s Western Australian state election. In doing so I will attempt to unpack some of the apparent failures of the One Nation – Liberal Party Preference swap deal. Many of our eastern states’ listeners’ would be unaware that there exists no formal coalition agreement between the WA Liberal Party and the WA Nationals. Therefore, at nearly every election they compete independently of one another for their slice of the electorate’s voting loyalties. Usually, after a state poll the WA Libs and the

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On 26 October, an article by Marian Tomsey in the online publication, The Spectator Australia, drew to my attention an interesting political development on the other side of the continent, in Western Australia. Marian Tomsey described a plan by the Leader of the Nationals in Western Australia, Brendon Grylls, to slap an extra levy of $4.75 per ton on most of the iron ore mined in Western Australia.  She wrote that the proposed levy would make Western Australia the highest taxing iron ore jurisdiction in the world. In Geraldton on Saturday 29 October National Party Leader Brendon Grylls made