ABC NEWS OPINION
Diane Kraal, Monash University
22 November 2016
Starting next year resources companies operating in PNG will pay a revamped resource rent tax, as well as the existing royalties and company taxes. With Australia's budget deficit worsening, following PNG's lead may help us bring in more revenue from natural gas, sooner.
A re-introduction of some level of royalties would not increase the tax burden for industry, but would more immediately provide much-needed revenue for government.