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The Minerals Resource Rent Tax: The Australian Labor Party and the Continuity of Change

Passant, John


Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to look at the recent history of proposals to tax resource rents in Australia, from Australia's Future Tax System Report (the "Henry Tax Review") through to the proposed Resource Super Profits Tax ("RSPT") and then the Minerals Resource Rent Tax ("MRRT"). The process of change from Henry to the RSPT to the MRRT can best be understood in the context of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) as a capitalist workers' party. The author argues that it is this tension...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Accounting Research Journal
DOI: 10.1108/ARJ-08-2013-0058


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