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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 06 Hansard (Wednesday, 8 June 2016) . . Page.. 1863 ..


The least they can do is table the contract in full. If they are going to sign up Canberrans to a 25-year liability, the least they can do is let Canberrans know what that liability is. Instead, I think we all know what is going to happen. In two or three weeks time, in a veil of secrecy, they will say they are publishing the contract but all the important bits are going to be redacted. It is all going to be blacked out. We know that for a fact because that is how this government operates.

The motion today encourages those opposite to actually buck the trend of the past four years, to buck the trend of the past 15 years and to actually publish this contract in full to give Canberrans the courtesy of at least knowing what liability they have signed them up to.

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 7

Noes 8

Mr Coe

Ms Lawder

Mr Barr

Ms Fitzharris

Mr Doszpot

Mr Smyth

Ms Berry

Mr Gentleman

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Dr Bourke

Mr Hinder

Mr Hanson

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Question so resolved in the negative.

Executive business—precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on.

Revenue Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

Mr Barr, by leave, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR BARR (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Tourism and Events and Minister for Urban Renewal) (4.54): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

I present to the Assembly the Revenue Legislation Amendment Bill 2016, which delivers improvements to the administration of the territory’s taxes. The bill contains several minor policy and technical amendments to support an efficient taxation system. It amends the Duties Act 1999, the Rates Act 2004 and the Taxation Administration


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