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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 12 April 2018) . . Page.. 1351 ..


Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2017-2018 (No 2)

Debate resumed from 15 February 2018, on motion by Mr Barr:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Report 3—government response

Debate resumed.

Motion (by Mr Barr) agreed to:

That the Assembly take note of the paper.

Privileges 2018—Select Committee

Proposed establishment

Debate resumed from 11 April 2018, on motion by Ms Cody:

That the motion be agreed to.

MR COE (Yerrabi—Leader of the Opposition) (11.22): The opposition is, of course, very disappointed that the government is trying to distract the Assembly and Canberrans from having a discussion about rates. Labor’s rates regime is unfair. And Labor’s rates regime for unit and apartment owners is particularly unfair.

The government has been tweaking the ratings factors for some time now. The marginal ratings factors have been on the move. They have been increasing since 2012, but the revenue from rates has been increasing at a much faster rate than the decrease in stamp duty is happening. In actual fact stamp duty is not really being reduced at all. There is more money coming in today from stamp duty than in 2012, the year in which stamp duty was supposedly going to be abolished.


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