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Learning from the RSPT mistakes: is reform still possible?


Kellow, A, Learning from the RSPT mistakes: is reform still possible?, Australian Journal of Political Science, 51, (1) pp. 134-149. ISSN 1036-1146 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/10361146.2015.1126044


The political ramifications of the failed Resources Super Profit Tax have been widely documented, yet the causes of this political failure are more contested. Many accounts highlight the discursive power of business and the effectiveness of their campaign against the mining tax. Effective business activism certainly played its part, but this article argues that strategic failings on the part of government also influenced the outcome. This article highlights how the Labor government's failure to consult, to understand the political implications of federalism and above all its impact on the industry in the hope that future policymakers will learn from the mistakes of the mining tax debacle.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:resource rent taxes, structural power, federalism, reform, consultation
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Public policy
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:Kellow, A (Professor Aynsley Kellow)
ID Code:108166
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-08
Last Modified:2018-03-19

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