Page 2235 - Week 06 - Wednesday, 9 May 2012

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The Assembly voted—

Ayes 11

Noes 6

Mr Barr

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Coe

Mr Smyth

Dr Bourke

Ms Hunter

Mr Doszpot

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mrs Dunne

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mr Hanson

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Seselja

Ms Gallagher

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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