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Fears WA’s rushed anti-Palmer law could cost Commonwealth billions in free-trade dispute

The high-powered law firm tasked with advising the WA government on its anti-Clive Palmer law was instructed to ignore an issue that could leave the...

The federal government could be exposed to claims under Australia’s free-trade agreement with Singapore, where Mr Palmer’s companies are based, if…

  • Nathan Hondros
  • WAtoday

But legal advice from Clayton Utz to WA’s state solicitor seen by WAtoday reveals the law firm was told “not to consider potential issues arising in respect of…

Lawyers have raised concerns the legislation, which was rushed through Parliament in two days, could put the federal government on the…

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