Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/13549
Title: Resource Taxation and Remote Aboriginal Expenditure
Contributor(s): Blackwell, Boyd (author)orcid ; Dollery, Brian E (author)
Publication Date: 2013
DOI: 10.1111/1759-3441.12041
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/13549
Abstract: Resource taxation is a key concern for resource-rich nations. An especially thorny public policy question revolves around how resource taxation translates into benefits for affected communities in which resource extraction occurs. This article considers the international and Australian experience with mineral resource taxes, the types of taxes employed, how they are collected and disbursed, and the extent to which they benefit regional and remote communities. It is argued that direct payments from mining companies to affected communities represent the most efficient form of transfer. However, payments alone will not improve the wellbeing of remote communities, which also require good governance and abundant transparency.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Economic Papers, 32(3), p. 360-382
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 0812-0439
1759-3441
Field of Research (FOR): 140215 Public Economics- Taxation and Revenue
140205 Environment and Resource Economics
140218 Urban and Regional Economics
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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