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Queensland treasurer plays Santa with coal royalties

THE real reason Queensland treasurer Cameron Dick whacked an extra tier of coal royalties on the state’s coal miners became evident this week with the state’s budget.

 Queensland treasurer Cameron Dick had the temerity to then dump on the coal mining industry.

Queensland treasurer Cameron Dick had the temerity to then dump on the coal mining industry.

He needed to fill the government coffers so he could play Santa Claus six months early and hand out kindergarten subsidies to the state's kiddies. He also wanted to cultivate his cute and cuddly image...

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