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Thursday, 9 February 2012
Page: 536


Senator CORMANN (Western Australia) (12:09): I move:

(1)   That the Senate:

   (a)   notes the Government has not complied with:

      (i)   the order of the Senate, made on 1 November 2011, ordering the production of information relating to the cost of measures attached to the mining tax over the current forward estimates, and

      (ii)   a number of other outstanding orders in relation to mining tax revenue estimates and related assumptions;

   (b)   notes the Government has not taken any action to meet its commitment to have the Information Commissioner arbitrate on any Government refusal to release information sought by the Senate; and

   (c)   affirms the importance of receiving the information about mining tax revenue assumptions and the costings of all the related measures promptly to facilitate proper scrutiny by the Senate of the proposed mining tax and all the related measures.

(2) That the orders of the day for the following bills may not be called on until the orders of the Senate have been complied with and the Senate has passed a resolution agreeing that the bills may be listed for debate:

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011

Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011

Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2011

Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2011

Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—General) Bill 2011

Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Amendment Bill 2011

Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2011

Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2011

Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—General) Bill 2011

Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Amendment Bill 2011

Tax Laws Amendment (Stronger, Fairer, Simpler and Other Measures) Bill 2011.