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Learning from the RSPT mistakes: is reform still possible?
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-18, 18:38 authored by Aynsley KellowAynsley Kellow
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.
Publication titleAustralian Journal of Political Science
Department/SchoolSchool of Social Sciences
Place of publicationLevel 2, 11 Queens Rd, Melbourne, VIC 3004 Australia
Rights statementCopyright 2016 Australian Political Studies Association