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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 8 Hansard (23 August) . . Page.. 3374..


around, essentially, the term described. And we are very happy to agree with the nine days as it allows sufficient time for the minister to table any report from the commissioner. So the government is happy with those amendments.

Amendments agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Sitting suspended from 12.32 to 2 pm.

Questions without notice

Taxation reforms—promotional brochure

MR SESELJA: My question is to the Treasurer. Treasurer, in all rates notices recently sent out, the ACT government has included a brochure promoting tax reforms. Treasurer, did this brochure, and any other advertising planned to promote your tax reform, go through the ad campaign reviewer appointed to review advertising expenditure?

MR BARR: Yes.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Seselja, a supplementary question.

MR SESELJA: Treasurer, how much public money is being spent on this brochure to promote your tax reforms?

MR BARR: I will take that question on notice. Are you just referring to the brochure included with the rates notice or other elements of the government's advertising?

Mr Seselja: All elements.

MR BARR: All elements. I will take that on notice.

MR SMYTH: Supplementary.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Treasurer, are there any other taxpayer-funded advertising materials promoting your reforms yet to be released? If so, what are they and how much taxpayers' money will you be spending on your campaign in total?

MR BARR: I think that largely alludes to the question that Mr Seselja has just asked, and I will take that on notice.

MR SPEAKER: A supplementary, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Treasurer, why does this piece not have an authorisation on it?


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