Greens Pilbara tonnage levy call falls flat

GREENS Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Robin Chapple has tabled a petition in the Western Australian Legislative Council demanding the WA government introduce a $1 per tonne improvement levy on all exports from the Pilbara, to fund regional growth.

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At the time Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan rejected the notion outright.

According to Chapple the idea for the levy came after talks with members of the Pilbara Aboriginal Corporation of Traditional Owners.