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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.

Taxation—Quinlan review

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


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