Tuesday, 3 August 2021
I seek leave to move a motion relating to tax policy in Australia as circulated in the chamber.
Leave not granted.
Pursuant to contingent notice standing in the name of Senator Waters, I move:
That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent me moving a motion to provide for the consideration of a matter, namely a motion to provide that a motion relating to tax policy in Australia may be moved immediately and determined without amendment or debate.
The Australian Greens are disappointed and saddened in the extreme by the recent policy capitulation of the Australian Labor Party—namely, that, should they win government at the next election, they would not repeal the stage 3 income tax cuts, they would not make any changes to the current negative gearing arrangements and they would not repeal the capital gains tax concession. This absolute capitulation means that, whether it is the Australian Labor Party or the Liberal—