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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (6 June) . . Page.. 2709..


Fair Work Australia decision. In partnership with the sector, we sought reforms. The sector themselves have sought that partnership of reform. The 0.34 per cent across a number of organisations is their co-payment—0.34 per cent.

Budget—taxation

MR HARGREAVES: A new question.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Hargreaves.

MR HARGREAVES: Thanks very much, Mr Speaker. I thought those people had gone to sleep, and I was right. My question is to the Treasurer—surprise, surprise! Can the Treasurer update the Assembly on how the government's 2012-13 budget—the current one, you guys, the one that was just announced yesterday—responds to future challenges, particularly through tax reform?

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order! The Treasurer has the floor.

Mr Hanson interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order, Mr Hanson, thank you.

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Members!

Mr Hargreaves interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Mr Hargreaves! Mr Barr, you have the floor.

MR BARR: I thank Mr Hargreaves for the question. There is no doubt that the tax reform package that we outlined in yesterday's budget is leading the nation in adopting a more efficient tax system, a simpler tax system and a fairer tax system.

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Members!

MR BARR: I know that those opposite are incredibly sensitive in relation to this matter, because they have no capacity to embrace—

Mr Coe interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order! Mr Coe, thank you.

MR BARR: They have no capacity to engage in or embrace significant public policy questions. But you do not need to take my word for it, Mr Speaker, that this is


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