Qld treasurer could hike coal royalties

THE Queensland government is considering increasing coal mining royalties to pay for a deficit caused by the coronavirus and government overspending.

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Queensland treasurer Jackie Trad.

Queensland government expenses have increased 11% in the past two years, while revenue has grown by 6%.

Mining companies paid $4.4 billion in coal royalties to the state government during 2018-19.