Senate debates

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Questions without Notice

Energy, Workplace Relations

2:41 pm

Photo of Carol BrownCarol Brown (Tasmania, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for Disability and Carers) Share this | Hansard source

My question is to the Minister representing the Prime Minister, Senator Cormann. I refer to the former Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton, who this morning told Triple M radio:

I think one of the things we could do straight away in this next billing cycle is take the GST off electricity bills for families. It would be an automatic reduction of 10 per cent. People would feel an impact straight away …

Does the Turnbull government support Mr Dutton's policy proposal? If not, will the government rule out taking GST off electricity bills for families?

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