—This paper analyses the role of stakeholders in tax
policy reform with reference to the Australian experience in
attempting to introduce a resource rent tax by replacing the
existing royalty based system. By discussing why some groups
of stakeholders are more powerful than others and why
democratic governments are required to develop policy in
consultation with their stakeholders, this paper proposes some
ways by which governments can effectively manage
stakeholders, particularly by building a winning coalition
through strategic stakeholder communication.
—Australia, global financial crisis, mineral tax
policy reform, stakeholders.
Cite:Tapan K. Sarker, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Australia, "Enabling Post-GFC Mineral Tax Policy Reform through Strategic Stakeholder Communication," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.2, no.5, pp. 443-449, 2011.