ga('send', 'pageview');
John Passant

Site menu:

January 2022



RSS Oz House



Subscribe to us

Get new blog posts delivered to your inbox.


Site search


My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. (0)

My interview Razor Sharp 11 February 2014
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp this morning. The Royal Commission, car industry and age of entitlement get a lot of the coverage. (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. (0)

Time for a House Un-Australian Activities Committee?
Tony Abbott thinks the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is Un-Australian. I am looking forward to his government setting up the House Un-Australian Activities Committee. (1)

Make Gina Rinehart work for her dole

Sick kids and paying upfront


Save Medicare

Demonstrate in defence of Medicare at Sydney Town Hall 1 pm Saturday 4 January (0)

Me on Razor Sharp this morning
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace this morning for Razor Sharp. It happens every Tuesday. (0)

I am not surprised
I think we are being unfair to this Abbott ‘no surprises’ Government. I am not surprised. (0)

Send Barnaby to Indonesia
It is a pity that Barnaby Joyce, a man of tact, diplomacy, nuance and subtlety, isn’t going to Indonesia to fix things up. I know I am disappointed that Barnaby is missing out on this great opportunity, and I am sure the Indonesians feel the same way. [Sarcasm alert.] (0)



Archive for 'Resource Super Profits tax'

My article ‘The Minerals Resource Rent Tax: The Australian Labor Party and the continuity of change’ has been published

My article ‘The Minerals Resource Rent Tax: The Australian Labor Party and the continuity of change’ has been published in (2014) 27 (1) Accounting Research Journal 19. If you have University Library access you can have a read if your library has subscribed. It borrows from the ideas of Tom Bramble and Rick Kuhn about […]


The Minerals Resource Rent Tax and other lies

The money is there. So why not start all over again? I have a suggestion. How about a 40% super profits tax applying to all resources? Oh…The ghost of Kevin Rudd ensures that won’t happen.

And while we are at it, why not a super profits tax on all super profits, not just those in the resource sector. The Big 4 banks come to mind.

What capital has joined together, let not Marx rent asunder: Mark 1

This is a link to a rough first draft paper on the taxation of resource rents in Australia.  This gets you to the abstract and then in the middle of the page is a link to download the paper.  That gets you to the rambling 13000 words. Abstract: In this paper I introduce readers to […]

Lessons from the recent resource rent tax experience in Australia

Yours truly in the Canberra Law Review last year. Since posting the link it has been put behind a password. WTF is that about? So here is a link to the whole edition. My article starts at page 159.

The recent resource rent tax experience in Australia

This is a paper I wrote and published a few months ago on the recent resource rent tax experience in Australia. I argue that the left should be involved in the debates and battles over tax and tax policy as part of the wider struggle for a new society in which production is organised democratically to satisfy human need.

BHP’s $22 billion profit – please don’t tax them Mr Swan

Maybe it is time to squeeze the mining companies until their pips squeak.

Some praise

A comment from an attendee at today’s Justice Connections conference, which I could not attend but to which I had submitted a paper. ‘Justice Kirby commended your article on the failed Mineral Resource Rent Tax/Super Profits Tax, so congratulations.’

Welfare meets Workchoices

It is workers who can stop the neoliberal Workchoices style attacks of Labor and the Liberals on the unemployed and the disabled and in doing that defend their own living standards.

Resource rents and company tax rates: tax big business

Almost half of all big business pays no income tax and those that do mostly pay much less than the notional 30 percent headline rate. Tax business and the rich.

Will the big miners dump Gillard too?

Nationalise the mines under workers’ control.