Interactive - The story of tax

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The story of tax is a short interactive that highlights the direct link between the effectiveness of the tax system and the enrichment of the community.

It can be used as a quick overview of how tax has evolved over time in an Australian context. The interactive includes six pause points with accompanying text.

The story of tax – accessible text transcript.

The story of tax worksheets:

 The story of tax - PDF version

 

  • Fact 7

    Australia’s only armed rebellion, at Eureka in October 1854, was over the high cost of a goldmining licence. If a miner did not have a licence on them, they were arrested and the arresting policeman received half the fine.

Income tax

The amount of tax paid on taxable income.

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