Qld govt accused of stealthy coal royalty rise

QUEENSLAND treasurer Cameron Dick is planning to impose higher royalty taxes on the coal sector without consulting the industry or the resources communities most affected, the state’s peak mining group claims.

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The Queensland Resources Council claims regions will suffer if the Queensland government hikes coal royalties.

Queensland Resources Council CEO Ian Macfarlane said this was despite the government promising there would be no new or increased taxes at the last election.