Minerals Council slams Victoria's gold tax plan

MINERALS Council of Australia Victoria executive director James Sorahan has warned the state government’s “reckless decision” to go ahead with its “poorly-considered gold royalty” will hurt regional communities and threaten jobs.

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In Victoria's gold rush era miners were issued licences like this one from 1853 that is held in the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney

According to Victoria's government, gold miners have had a free ride in the state with gold the only mineral exempt from royalties so the flow-through benefits from gold production have not been