House debates

Thursday, 8 September 2022


Treasury Laws Amendment (2022 Measures No. 2) Bill 2022; Second Reading

12:14 pm

Photo of Angus TaylorAngus Taylor (Hume, Liberal Party, Shadow Treasurer) Share this | | Hansard source

The coalition will be supporting this bill, the Treasury Laws Amendment (2022 Measures No. 2) Bill 2022. This bill implements a number of sensible measures of the previous coalition government. For a number of these measures, their implementation was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill provides effective changes to support small businesses in handling their affairs with the Australian Taxation Office, providing them with additional supports in the event of inadvertent breaches, as opposed to financial penalties. It provides small businesses additional support in dealing with the ATO appeals process and removes tax barriers that support sole traders and individuals looking to upskill. It supports gig economy contractors and companies to manage their tax obligations and ensure that the ATO has the data it needs to ensure accurate reporting. And it puts in place important reforms to support the coalition's election commitment to support Australians over-55 to downsize their properties and contribute to their superannuation.

This bill builds on the coalition's strong record of supporting small businesses, retirees and sensible reforms to superannuation as well as supporting the housing market.

Photo of Steve GeorganasSteve Georganas (Adelaide, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

( ) : The question is that the bill be now read a second time. Minister?

12:16 pm

Photo of Mr Tony BurkeMr Tony Burke (Watson, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations) Share this | | Hansard source

on indulgence—Just for the benefit of the House, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Electric Car Discount) Bill 2022 has come down from the Federation Chamber. What I'd like to do is simply adjourn this debate until a later hour, deal with the electric vehicle bill so that we can finish that, and then return to this. I move:

That the debate be adjourned to a later hour this day.

Question agreed to.