Thursday, 13 October 2016
I seek leave to move the following motion, which may well have the unanimous support of the House:
That the House:
(1) notes that in the first 10 sitting days of the 45th Parliament:
(a) the Government lost control of the floor of the House of Representatives;
(b) the Treasurer introduced legislation containing a $107 million black hole;
(c) the Senate ran out of legislation to debate; and
(d) for the first time in the history of the Federation, an Opposition second reading amendment passed the House of Representatives, meaning the House, and all Government Members, voted unanimously that the Government has failed to close tax loopholes and increase transparency in Australia; and
(2) given the House has resolved the Government must explain these failures, therefore calls on the Minister for Revenue to attend the House to explain why the Government has failed to close tax loopholes and increase transparency in Australia.
Leave not granted.
Ms Macklin interjecting—