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Nationalisation, State Equity Participation and Resource Rent Taxation in the Extractive Industry

Papua New Guinea is a resource rich nation, with significant reserves of gas, copper, gold and zinc. Understandably, there is a desire to generate tax… Read More ›

Tax White Paper: Our Pension is Too Mean, Our Super Tax Concessions Too Generous

A more generous pension could be easily offset by reining in super tax concessions and adding the family home to the asset mix. Why are… Read More ›

When the Rich Get Richer They Pay Little Tax on the Gains

Should we tax the capital income people receive from their investments or property? This may seem a strange question – don’t we already? But the… Read More ›

Income Tax at 100 years: The Income Tax Threshold and the Minimum Wage

I was recently asked by the media for my view on the proposal by the Federal Member for Wannon Dan Tehan to increase the income… Read More ›

Merry Christmas from Austaxpolicy

We hope that you all enjoy the festive season. We will return to the blog in the second week of January.