Fears resources tax will become part of answer to budget shortfall

Laura Tingle
15 February 2017

Speculation is rife in Canberra that the federal government might contemplate some form of federal royalty regime, or other changes to resources taxation, as the need to fill a yawning hole in the budget intensifies.

Mining industry representatives are thick on the ground in Parliament House this week to lobby MPs and ministers as a review of the petroleum resource rent tax nears completion, ahead of the federal budget in May.

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