House debates

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Questions without Notice

Taxation

3:44 pm

Photo of Mr Tony BurkeMr Tony Burke (Watson, Australian Labor Party, Manager of Opposition Business (House)) Share this | Hansard source

While the question the member for Isaacs asked did refer to the answer to the previous question, did it rely on that for relevance? It in fact took out the sections of the earlier question that you'd raised an objection to and went specifically to only the issues for which he is responsible as a minister. The Treasury portfolio arrangements, where they list the Assistant Treasurer's responsibilities, make clear that they include taxation legislation and administration. This question goes to the administration of the tax office and nothing else.

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