West Australian Premier Colin Barnett described Mr Palmer's comments as "offensive, abhorrent and damaging" to WA and Australia's long-standing relationship with China. "CITIC Pacific has paid all royalties owed to the West Australian government on time and in full," he said. "The royalties Mr Palmer is referring to are payments owed to him and his private companies, not royalties owed to the state government on behalf of the people of Western Australia, which are payments for the iron ore resource. "His comments are deliberately misleading.
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