Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Questions without Notice
Whilst unions—and obviously it does excite their political subsidiary, the Australian Labor Party—fight against tax reductions for small businesses and propose an increase in taxes for individuals, the unions conveniently, despite their $1.5 billion asset base, despite their $900 million revenue stream each year, pay no tax—no tax at all! Unions should be using their privileged tax-free position to advocate for their members. Instead, what they now do, the union movement of 2017, when they talk about inequality, maybe they're talking about the inequality of having to pay tax when you're a business and not having to pay tax when you're a union. That's inequality if ever I've seen it.
Senator Ian Macdonald interjecting—