Senate debates

Monday, 23 June 2014


Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Measures) Bill 2014; Second Reading

12:38 pm

Photo of Sarah Hanson-YoungSarah Hanson-Young (SA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I move the second reading amendment standing in my name:

At the end of the motion, add:

but the Senate is of the opinion that, rather than punishing families, revenue should be raised from big miners, bankers and polluters through:

(a) applying a 'public insurance' levy on the big four banks that are too big to fail;

(b) removing fossil fuel subsidised fuel for big mining companies;

(c) retaining the billions in revenue from the carbon price;

(d) implementing the original super profits mining tax;

(e) imposing a millionaires tax;

(f) taxing discretionary trusts as corporations; and

(g) imposing a levy on thermal coal imports exports.

I foreshadowed this amendment in my speech on the second reading. This amendment is due to the fact that families are being asked to pay for the budget savings of this government, rather than those who are in a better position to help raise revenue—that is, big miners, big banks and big business.


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