The expenses of World War I were so great that the Commonwealth Government introduced three new taxes in 1917: an entertainment tax, a wartime profits tax and a bachelor tax that raised such a bitter protest that it was never put into operation.
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