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West Australia's Barnett Says He Expects to Reach Accord With Rudd on GST

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett said he expects to “reach agreement” on the goods and services tax component of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s health- care revamp.

Barnett made the comments on Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio after he refused to sign up to the health-care deal signed yesterday by seven of the nation’s eight states and territories.

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