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A study has thrown cold water on the idea WA should drastically reshape its place in the federation. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Tax equity no easy fix

Western Australians would not be better off under a return to state-based income taxes, according to an award-winning honours paper prepared by a Curtin University graduate who now is part of EY’s infrastructure advisory team.

There has been renewed debate about WA’s place in the federation in recent weeks, partly driven by a continuing review by the nation’s Productivity Commission into the economic impact of the current distribution system for GST revenue.

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Share Price

Closing price for the last 90 trading days
Source: Morningstar

BN30 Index

Index = 100 as of 4 Jan 2016
Source: Morningstar

Total Shareholder Return as at 29/09/17

1 year TSR5 year TSR
112thAtlas Iron71%-58%
170thSouth3241%0%
289thFortescue Metals Group12%13%
308thNorthern Star Resources9%36%
321stWoodside Petroleum6%3%
719 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar

Share Transactions

03/10/17
$9k Issued
29/09/17
$0 Bought
26/09/17
$27k Bought
Total value as at the date of the transaction
Source: Morningstar

Revenue

1st-Fortescue Metals Group$10,999.7m
2nd↑South32$9,392.9m
3rd-Woodside Petroleum$5,715.9m
4th↑Atlas Iron$896.6m
5th-Northern Star Resources$850.6m
489 listed resources companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

Remuneration from Fortescue Metals Group

4thNev Power$5.324m
654thMark Barnaba$223k
773rdSharon Warburton$170k
Ranked by total remuneration from all listed WA companies

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