Tax: who, what, how and why

Different types of taxes affect taxpayers in different ways. Work out the difference between progressive, proportional and regressive taxes and test your understanding of these three tax types.

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  • Fact 8

    In 1910, the Commonwealth Government introduced a land tax to provide for more defence spending and to prepare for the increase in migration. The land tax was chosen to encourage large-scale land owners to subdivide their land and sell it to small-scale settlers.

Superannuation fund

A fund or scheme for the future payment of benefits following retirement, serious disability or death.

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