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I loved studying constitutional law and reading all the illogical trains of thought the HCA used to allow the Commonwealth to do (largely) whatever it wanted. The Uniform Tax Cases were particularly hilarious.I'd be interested if putting a 'super tax' on only mining and resources profits would be seen as exactly what it is - a clever way to avoid breaking section 114 of the consitution.
No just greater means.So richer people have more right to complain?
The point being debated here appears to be that the rich have less right to complain.So richer people have more right to complain?
That seems to be raising a couple of things:So if the govt is going to levy higher corporate taxes on one particular industry at the exception of all others they should be subject to a legal challenge. They may win but that doesn't mean they are right.
Yeah and how much of our finite assets did he dig out of the ground?
The states. Bazza cant claim ownership of WA resources. A nonsense bandied about by Swannie and other delusional sorts like Bob BrownWho do they belong to?
One wonders why you would type that other than being due to a proclivity to produce inane comments on a very regular basis.Not Aboriginals.
Mmmm. Only a few problems.There have been questions on the legal validity of a minerals resource rent tax. In regards to
114. A State shall not, without the consent of the Parliament of the Commonwealth, raise or maintain any naval or military force, or impose any tax on property of any kind belonging to the Commonwealth, nor shall the Commonwealth impose any tax on property of any kind belonging to a State.
in our constitution.
Barnet and Forrest have hinted that they may look into this.
I want rich fatsos to pay their fair share, not their petty cash.
The debate is about Palmer not being able to complain? Or could it be that we're sick of his fat bloated carcas complaining when he's a billionaire?The point being debated here appears to be that the rich have less right to complain.
If you want to mount a High Court challenge - knock yourself out ...why should someone be limited on how they can expend their cash?
If we are going to start limiting High Court challenges - does that include the Malaysian solution?
I have no doubt that the likes of Twiggy and Palmer honestly believe these decisions are to the detriment of the nation.
Are you telling us that Clive Palmer owns the land he mines?On what basis do you think they belong to you?
That the Federal government can not raise taxes on state property?And the relevance is?