4629.0.55.001 - Discussion Paper: Environmental taxes in Australia - Experimental new statistics, 2000-2011  
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Market based instruments are widely used by governments to influence social behavioural change and taxation is a typical example of one of those market based instruments. This discussion paper elaborates and propose the development of a new type of statistics on environmental taxes for Australia. The paper provides information on the taxes of interest and a comparison with concurrent work conducted by the OECD.