Fortescue Metals Group Ltd v Commonwealth: The Mining Tax, Discrimination and Federalism

(2014) 38 Australian Bar Review

UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2014-35

20 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2014

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Andrew Lynch

University of New South Wales

Date Written: July 31, 2014

Abstract

This is a case note of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd v Commonwealth. The note explains why the plaintiffs' arguments failed in this case, illustrating the extent to which constitutional questions around discrimination, equality and state autonomy in the Australian Federation remain narrowly conceived.

Keywords: Fortescue Metals Groups Ltd v Commonwealth, case note, discrimination, equality, state autonomy, federalism

Suggested Citation

Lynch, Andrew, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd v Commonwealth: The Mining Tax, Discrimination and Federalism (July 31, 2014). (2014) 38 Australian Bar Review; UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2014-35. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2474752

Andrew Lynch (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales ( email )

Kensington
High St
Sydney NSW 2052
Australia

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