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Royalty reform: Possibility or pipe dream?

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Media, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Publications


Continuing our catch up on the Strictly Boardroom articles published in May, we tentatively dip our toes into the world of politics; though, at least, in an area, we can claim some prior knowledge, especially with the help of guest columnist, and our very own political consultant, Ian Radisich. We look at the issue of minerals industry taxation, and try to move beyond the industry’s default neoliberal ‘all taxes are bad’ approach to see if the industry can develop a more nuanced approach to government and societal relations, using the mining taxation debates surrounding Western Australia’s state elections as a source of inspiration.

The article was entitled “Royalty reform: Possibility or pipe dream?” and is available to subscribers online. Otherwise, contact me for a copy.

For keen followers of the Strictly Boardroom column, our book “Strictly (Mining) Boardroom Volume II: A Practitioners Guide for Next Generation Directors” was published last year and is available as a paperback or e-book from Major Street Publishing or Amazon. We’re pleased to say that the book received a very positive review in the AusIMM Bulletin.

Image: Parliament House, Western Australia (Wikipedia)