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Vital Signs: the case against death duties just got stronger

By Richard Holden, Professor of Economics, UNSW
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If you are worried about inequality you probably lament the end of death duties.

At first in Queensland and then in the rest of the country, Australia became one of the first nations in the world to abolish death duties in the late 1970s.

Surely an inheritance tax (that’s what a death duty is) would cut the size of inheritances, reducing…The Conversation

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