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The press and issue framing in the Australian mining tax debate

Boulus, Paul; Dowding, Keith


Using supervised learning techniques to code newspaper articles on the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (originally known as the Resources Super Profits Tax), this article analyses sources of partiality and emphasis in media coverage of the issue. It shows that opponents were more successful in airing their views in the opening stages of the debate, but the government's re-branding led to more favourable media coverage. There was a regional bias, however, with newspapers in states dominated by mining...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2014.948378


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