Credits

Credits

Content writers

Elaine Canty

Roger Canty
 

Developers – interactives

Link Digital
 

Website design

Amelia Mosbauer

Acknowledgements

Shaping the system

The background music for Part 1 has been reproduced courtesy of Stockmusic. http://stockmusic.net.
 

The story of tax

The background music has been reproduced courtesy of Stockmusic, http://stockmusic.net. The sound effects of fireworks have been reproduced courtesy of Soundsnap, https://www.soundsnap.com
 

The following photographs have been reproduced courtesy of iStockphoto, www.istockphoto.com: Paramedic © Louis-Paul St-Onge; father and daughter Imgorthand; teacher outside school © Leigh Schindler; row of earthmovers © David Jones; contemplative senior © Carole Gomez; military man © Steve Jacobs; tip of the hard hat © Steve Jacobs; lawyer at courthouse © Eric Hood.

 

  • Fact 25

    The first computers used by the ATO were used primarily for issuing the five million refund cheques sent out each year in the mid 1960s.

Excise

A tax on certain goods produced or manufactured in Australia. These goods include alcohol, tobacco and petroleum. Customs duty at an equivalent rate is levied on imported goods to ensure that these goods are treated consistently with local goods.

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