Western Australia Minister for Transport Simon O’Brien
Gateway Funding Cannot Be Linked To New Mining Tax
Victor P Taffa
Transport Minister Simon O’Brien said Federal Labor’s promise to fund the Perth Gateway Project should not be at the expense of West Australians through the big New Mining Tax.
“The State Government has been lobbying the Federal Government to commit to this important project since we were elected in 2008.” Mr. O’Brien said.
“I am pleased that finally our proposition has been agreed to, but it must not be linked to the big new mining tax that would be counter-productive.”
“Labor’s new tax will rob WA of $7 Billion out of $10.5 Billion in Tax Revenue in its first two years money that will go directly to Canberra.” Mr. O’ Brien said.
“I am particularly keen for the Prime Minister to properly detail how the Federal Government’s funding arrangement for the Perth Gateway project will work.”