House debates

Tuesday, 27 March 2018


Treasury Laws Amendment (Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive) Bill 2017; Consideration of Senate Message

5:10 pm

Photo of Karen AndrewsKaren Andrews (McPherson, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the amendments be agreed to.

5:11 pm

Photo of Andrew LeighAndrew Leigh (Fenner, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Assistant Treasurer) Share this | | Hansard source

The opposition are pleased that the Senate has agreed to our sensible amendments, which ensure that the junior minerals exploration incentive is subject to an impact assessment. This is a critical measure to ensure that taxpayers' money is well allocated. It is pleasing to see the Senate concurring to this most sensible amendment—reflecting the strong principles of fiscal prudence and high-quality evaluation that characterise this side of the House's approach to public policy.

Question agreed to.