Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 6 Hansard (9 May) . . Page.. 2235..
The Assembly voted—
Ayes 11: Mr Barr Dr Bourke Ms Bresnan Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Hargreaves Ms Hunter Ms Le Couteur Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury
Noes 6: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mr Seselja Mr Smyth
Question so resolved in the affirmative.
Motion, as amended, agreed to.
MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (3:04): I move:
That this Assembly:
(1) notes that the:
(a) Government released the ACT Taxation Review (the Quinlan Review) on 7 May 2012;
(b) Quinlan Review builds upon recommendations made by the A Future Tax System review by Dr Ken Henry;
(c) Quinlan Review recommends staged and structural reform of the ACT's taxation system;
(d) structural reform recommended includes abolition of a number of inefficient taxes such as stamp duty and insurance duties and revenue replacement by broad-based more efficient taxation levied on land;
(e) Government has released its response to the Quinlan Review; and
(f) Government response is based upon the central principles of improving the fairness, simplicity and efficiency of the system; and
(2) calls on the Government to:
(a) undertake structural reform to improve the fairness, simplicity and economic efficiency of the ACT taxation system; and
(b) undertake reform in a staged way to allow for appropriate transition time.
I am happy to be moving this motion today about the ACT taxation review. Members would be aware that the government in 2011 commissioned a review of the ACT