The first new tax introduced after Federation was the Bank Notes Tax Act 1910 which introduced an Australian currency. It imposed a 10% tax on bank notes that had been previously issued privately. The new national currency first appeared in December 1910.
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 worksheets:The story of tax - PDF version