“Extraordinary” No royalties paid on 56% of gas exported from Australia | Video

by Mark Ogge


Gas companies are meant to pay royalties for the right to extract and sell Australian gas. But no royalties are paid on 56% of gas exported from Australia. Report author Mark Ogge joined ABC News to discuss.

A new report from the Australia Institute, Australia’s Great Gas Giveaway, shows that over the last four years, multinational companies made $149 billion exporting royalty-free gas.

Australians have missed out on at least $13.3 billion in revenue that could have been raised over the last four years had royalties been charged on royalty-free gas.

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