Fortescue Metals Group Ltd v Commonwealth: The Mining Tax, Discrimination and Federalism
(2014) 38 Australian Bar Review
20 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2014
Date Written: July 31, 2014
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
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