Western Australian treasurer blames $64m education cuts on opposition

In fiery Twitter exchange, Ben Wyatt says Nationals are culpable after blocking gold royalty and payroll tax increases

The Western Australian treasurer, Ben Wyatt, has blamed a controversial decision to cut $64m from the state’s education budget on the opposition National party, saying “you own this”.In a fiery exchange on Twitter on Thursday, Wyatt suggested to Nationals MP Colin de Grussa that his party’s decision to block a proposed 50% increase to gold royalties and vote against a payroll tax increase had led to the decision.“The WA Nats voted against an increase in gold royalty AND an increase in payroll...