Attorney General John Quigley told Parliament that emergency legislation would be introduced to “avoid potentially serious consequences for the state,” which is already on the verge of facing a Supreme Court confrontation with Mr Palmer over his brutal border closures aimed at removing VA from the COVID-19 pandemic. Mineralogy responded by submitting the case to an arbitral tribunal, in accordance with the terms of its state agreement, and winning almost every round of that trial, as the case escalates before former Supreme Court Justice Michael McHugh. At a press conference on the Gold Coast, Palmer said he was “disappointed” that the land government had chosen a “confrontational approach” instead of letting the mediation process continue, noting that it had not claimed AUD 30 billion, but that this figure was an assessment by the land government. M. Palmer owns nearly 70 percent of Australasian which is home to the Balmoral South iron ore project in Pilbara, 80 km southwest of Karratha. The state`s laboratory government is so concerned about the claims for compensation that were discovered Tuesday night under the privilege of Parliament that it has introduced laws meant to protect them from any payment. “We have a state agreement and now the state wants to dissolve the agreement. This puts the state in a sovereign risk position where a state agreement means nothing,” he said. The dispute has its roots in 2012 and 2013, when Mineralogy submitted development proposals with other parties for the Balmoral South Iron Ore Project (BSIOP) and a resulting state agreement between the VA government and Mineralogy. “This emergency legislation is unconstitutional, the WA state wants to blame the risk of VA on the federal government. Ultimately, this case will end up in the High Court of Australia. Quigley said Mineralogy had filed several claims for damages against the state for rejecting its mining proposals and attempts to set conditions on the proposals, and amounted to nearly $30 billion. Palmer said the emergency legislation was a violation of the original 2002 state agreement between Mineralogy and the STATE of THE AV. The possible legislation was just another grenade in a war that broke out between Palmer and Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan, with McGowan calling Palmer a “public enemy” after the billionaire filed a lawsuit in Federal Court to challenge the state`s border restrictions.
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