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Masterstroke or mistake? The fall of Brendon Grylls and his mining tax

Masterstroke or mistake? The fall of Brendon Grylls and his mining tax

Former WA Nationals leader Brendon Grylls has always considered himself the man in the arena — and now he departs state politics having tasted the sweetness of victory and the sting of defeat, after a war of attrition with the mining industry, writ

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Miners spent $5m to block tax: Brendon Grylls

Miners spent $5m to block tax: Brendon Grylls

Former Nationals leader Brendon Grylls believes the mining industry spent up to $5 million to defeat his party's proposed mining tax at the ballot box.

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WA Nationals leader Brendon Grylls concedes seat in the Pilbara

West Australian Nationals leader Brendon Grylls has conceded defeat in his seat of Pilbara, following a $2 million campaign against him by the mining industry angry at his iron ore tax proposal.

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WA National leader Brendon Grylls concedes seat in the Pilbara

West Australian Nationals leader Brendon Grylls has conceded defeat in his seat of Pilbara, following a $2 million campaign against him by the mining industry angry at his iron ore tax proposal.

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WA Nationals leader Grylls toppled from seat of Pilbara

WA Nationals leader Grylls toppled from seat of Pilbara

West Australian Nationals leader Brendon Grylls has conceded defeat in his seat of Pilbara, following a $2 million campaign against him by the mining industry angry at his iron ore tax proposal.

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WA Nationals leader Grylls loses seat of Pilbara

West Australian Nationals leader Brendon Grylls has conceded defeat in his seat of Pilbara, following a $2 million campaign against him by the mining industry angry at his iron ore tax proposal.

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WA Nationals leader facing election defeat as count continues

WA Nationals leader facing election defeat as count continues

WA Nationals leader Brendon Grylls appears set to pay a heavy price for his proposed mining tax, with the latest vote count showing him likely to lose his seat of Pilbara — while Liberal leadership aspirant Joe Francis remains in danger in Jandakot

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Brendon Grylls says major parties' WA budget strategies will fail

Brendon Grylls says major parties' WA budget strategies will fail

The WA Nationals leader declares only his party has a viable plan to repair the deficit and debt plaguing the state's finances, labelling the major political parties' budget strategies flawed and doomed to fail.

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Port Hedland divided over FIFO, tax as election nears

Port Hedland divided over FIFO, tax as election nears

The changing mining industry has led to significant job losses in Port Hedland, where the battle for Brendon Grylls' Pilbara seat is intensifying amid a debate about his proposed mining tax.

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'Bring it on': Nationals Brendon Grylls' response to Libs One Nation deal

Leader of the WA Nationals Brendon Grylls seemed unperturbed by news the Liberal party had struck a preference deal with One Nation ahead of next month's state election.

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'We're big and ugly enough': Nationals' WA leader dismisses Liberal-One Nation deal

'We're big and ugly enough': Nationals' WA leader dismisses Liberal-One Nation deal

Leader of WA Nationals Brendon Grylls dismisses the Liberal Party's deal with One Nation on preferences ahead of next month's election.

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Mining industry spends $2 million fighting Brendon Grylls' tax

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy says it has spent about $2 million on a media campaign fighting the WA Nationals proposed new mining tax and which could lead to its leader Brendon Grylls losing his Pilbara seat.

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'I'm not happy': Barnett slams fight against WA Nationals mining tax

'I'm not happy': Barnett slams fight against WA Nationals mining tax

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett hits out at the mining lobby's public campaign against Nationals leader Brendon Grylls and his controversial proposed iron ore tax.

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Push grows for cashless welfare card to be tested in WA's Pilbara

Push grows for cashless welfare card to be tested in WA's Pilbara

Pilbara MP Brendon Grylls throws his support behind a bid to make Port Hedland the next trial site for the cashless welfare card, just days after police complained about a spike in alcohol-fuelled violence.

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One Nation to target Brendon Grylls' seat

One Nation to target Brendon Grylls' seat

The WA Nationals leader's Pilbara seat is one of three lower house electorates One Nation will target in next March's state election, Pauline Hanson says.

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Brendon Grylls fights for political survival

Brendon Grylls fights for political survival

Nationals leader Brendon Grylls is under attack on two fronts as he fights the mining lobby's opposition to his planned new tax while campaigning to hold onto his seat of Pilbara.

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Big miners say Brendon Grylls tax will cost 7200 jobs

The campaign by the big miners against Brendon Grylls' mining tax continues with a new resources industry-commissioned report claiming it would cost 7200 jobs.

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WA Nationals leader Brendon Grylls clashes over tax at breakfast

WA Nationals leader Brendon Grylls has clashed with business and mining interests at a breakfast function and defended his right to push for a controversial new $5 a tonne mining tax if he holds the balance of power after the March election.

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Grylls sets sights on Commonwealth over GST carve-up

Grylls sets sights on Commonwealth over GST carve-up

WA Nationals Leader Brendon Grylls vows to target the Commonwealth GST distribution system at the next federal poll as he escalates his campaign for a new mining tax to boost the state's coffers.

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Brendon Grylls promises pre-election 'blood nose politics'

Brendon Grylls promises pre-election 'blood nose politics'

WA Nationals leader Brendon Grylls promises "blood nose politics" and pledges to crash or crash through with his plan to fix the budget and solve the state's GST shortfall with a mining tax.

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Grylls lobbies Barnaby Joyce over mining tax ahead of Nationals conference

Grylls lobbies Barnaby Joyce over mining tax ahead of Nationals conference

WA Nationals leader Brendon Grylls lobbies his federal counterpart Barnaby Joyce to support a new tax on the mining giants by outlining the financial challenges facing Western Australia during an hour-long meeting in Geraldton.

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Mining tax hike possible despite state agreements, Grylls says

Mining tax hike possible despite state agreements, Grylls says

State agreements can be changed to deliver a new mining tax and billions in revenue to the cash-strapped West Australian Government, WA Nationals leader Brendon Grylls tells a business function in Perth.

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