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West Australia’s Barnett Says He Expects to Reach Accord on GST

April 21 (Bloomberg) -- 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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