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Federal Treasurer ‘not flash’ on Grylls’ plan to tax mining giants

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Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has smacked down Brendon Grylls’ plan to increase taxes on mining giants Rio Tinto and BHP.

Grylls, the new leader of the WA Nationals, proposed a tax of $5 per tonne of iron ore on the two mining companies in a bid to repair the state’s finances.

Morrison was fairly blunt in his response when Gary Adshead asked for his thoughts on the proposal.

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