Senate debates

Thursday, 3 December 2015


Tax Laws Amendment (Combating Multinational Tax Avoidance) Bill 2015; In Committee

6:56 pm

Photo of Richard Di NataleRichard Di Natale (Victoria, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

Companies like Transfield—

Opposition senators interjecting—

The CHAIRMAN: Order! Senator Di Natale, just resume your seat. I can at this point advise senators that I have cancelled my flight tonight. So I am in no hurry to finish this, but we will finish this with the Senate having some order. Senator Di Natale, you have the call.

By supporting this amendment, companies like Transfield will not have to declare the amount of tax that they pay. Companies like Ingham chicken, the largest donor on the grandfathered list to the ALP and the Liberal Party—so one of the Labor Party's donors—will not have to disclose the amount of tax that they pay. That is what happens if we support this amendment. What we have is an opportunity to continue—

Opposition senators interjecting—

The CHAIRMAN: Just resume your seat, Senator Di Natale.


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