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The Australian mining tax debate: political legacies and comparative perspectives


Eccleston, R and Hortle, R, The Australian mining tax debate: political legacies and comparative perspectives, Australian Journal of Political Science, 51, (1) pp. 102-109. ISSN 1036-1146 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/10361146.2015.1126042


The political debate concerning the introduction of new national resource rent tax in Australia between 2010 and 2014 provides significant insights into the Australian political system. This collection of papers systematically examines the broader political consequences of the mining tax debate including the power of mining interests and the strategic errors made by the Rudd and Gillard governments. These analyses highlight the institutional limits of the Australian state and the political challenges associated with future economic reform.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Australian political economy, mining tax, business, lobbying, federalism, resources boom
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Australian government and politics
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Other law, politics and community services
Objective Field:Other law, politics and community services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Eccleston, R (Professor Richard Eccleston)
UTAS Author:Hortle, R (Mr Robert Hortle)
ID Code:107590
Year Published:2016
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP130104088)
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2016-03-18
Last Modified:2017-11-15

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