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Gareth Parker uncovers BHP owes West Australians up to $300m

Premier Mark McGowan believes the world’s largest mining company has ripped off West Australians to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, Gareth Parker has revealed on the 6PR Morning Program.

And the Premier is going after the multinational mining giant, demanding it pays the people as much as $300 million of iron ore royalties that the State believes were deliberately underpaid for a period stretching back at least 12 years.

Gareth’s months-long investigation has uncovered a massive legal dispute which, until today, has played out in secret between lawyers.

WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt was also asked about Gareth’s revelations on the way into parliament this morning.

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