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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 8 Hansard (11 August) . .

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On this basis, I am not prepared to allocate the significant resources required to undertake the complex modelling required to answer this question.

(2)

This question appears to be a hypothetical modelling question which would require significant resources to complete. As per the Companion to the Standing Orders, Chapter 12, paragraph 12.28:

"12.28 Occasionally Ministers will reply to a question on notice or part of a question on notice by indicating that they are not prepared to allow the use of the resources required to obtain the information requested. This usually occurs when a question requests very detailed statistical information. The standing orders place no obligation on a Minister to answer a question2."

On this basis, I am not prepared to allocate the significant resources required to undertake the complex modelling required to answer this question.

(3)

Yes, the end of the mining boom was foreseeable and remarked upon by many commentators well in advance of its occurrence. ACT Budget Papers as early as the 2013-14 Budget also contain such observations (for example, 2013 14 Budget Paper 3, page 5).

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1 The Assembly may, of course, order a Minister to provide such information.

2 The Assembly may, of course, order a Minister to provide such information.

Taxation—reforms (Question No 788)

Mr Coe asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 11 August 2016:

(1) In relation to the Government's tax mix switch away from transactions taxes and towards land tax, (a) how has the Government's tax mix switch impacted on its ability to achieve its fiscal strategy, in particular, in 2015-16, 2016-17 and over the forward estimates, how does the evolution of the tax mix switch affect the Headline Net Operating Balance and (b) in relation to part (a), what has been the effect of the tax mix switch on Goods and Services Tax revenues allocated to the ACT based on the formula used by the Commonwealth Grants Commission.

(2) Did the Treasury (a) undertake any modelling of the distributional and inter-generational impacts of the tax mix switch and (b) estimate the efficiency impacts of the tax mix switch; if so, did the Treasury compare the (presumably) positive efficiency impacts against the (presumably) negative distributional and inter-generational impacts; if so, did the Treasury compare the (presumably) positive efficiency impacts against the (presumably) negative distributional and inter-generational impacts.

(3) In relation to the distributional and inter-generational impacts, has the tax mix switch been fair.


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