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Addictive taxes, resources and gambling

I’ve written recently about the desirability of a resource rent tax for Australia. However, it’s not a simple issue and there are some potential pitfalls. Possibly the most important of these is the risk that governments will become addicted to … Continue reading

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Great article by Bob Douglas

This article highlights how broken our political process is and provides a critical example of how issues that both major parties agree on (or ignore) are virtually removed from democratic scrutiny. I wrote an article related to this one in … Continue reading

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Brown coal Victoria’s economic saviour. Really? Are they serious?

The Victorian Minister for State Development, Peter Ryan, spoke in State Parliament: Victoria has one of the world’s most extensive brown coal deposits and the government is committed to maximising the opportunities to develop this resource in support of economic … Continue reading

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