Second comments on Christopher Findlay “Taxing Australian mining: A new way of doing business”, 10/05/2010, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2010/05/10/taxing-australian-mining-a-new-way-of-doing-business/
From this post, it appears that there is a big gap between people in academics and businesses on this issues.
For example, see the following comments from equally respected Australian business commentators"
Stephen Bartholomeusz: "The RSPT is utterly misconceived", 14/05/2010, http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/The-RSPT-is-utterly-misconceived-pd20100514-5ET5A?OpenDocument&src=sph
Robert Gottliebsen: "Only action will alter the RSPT", 14/05/2010, http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/A-miner-complaint-pd20100514-5ES2W?OpenDocument&src=sph
And from an not so well known commentator as well: “Distance between good economics and good public policies” 14/05/2010,
Should each camp be closed to each other and be self congratulating oneself, as seen and done here?