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Unit Overview


This unit looks at the Australian taxation of resource businesses and ventures. It covers both domestic and cross border aspects. It examines income taxation, state stamp duty, resource rent taxes and other relevant taxes that apply to the industry. It covers the tax interface with a range of resource industries including mining and oil and gas and places this investigation in the context of international policy debates.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) describe the Australian law in relation to the taxation of resources; (2) apply all relevant taxes to a variety of resource industry ventures, transactions and structures; (3) critically evaluate how resource transactions and ventures are structured in a range of industries, and apply relevant tax law to these; (4) critically analyse international and domestic resource tax policy factors that pertain to the taxation of resource ventures in Australia and internationally; (5) use appropriate research methods to answer complex questions in relation to resource taxation; and (6) effectively communicate their analyses and conclusions in relation to resource taxation.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research essay and (2) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Ian Murray and Jared Clements
Unit rules
Advisable prior study
previous study or knowledge of tax law is strongly advised
Contact hours
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 14-15 and 21-22 March 2024. Further information will be communicated to students via the LMS.
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