- Parliamentary Business
- Senators & Members
- News & Events
- About Parliament
- Visit Parliament
Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Table Of ContentsDownload PDF
Previous Fragment Next Fragment
SENATE NOTICE PAPER
- Dissent from Ruling
- Business of the Senate
- Government Business
- Orders of the Day relating to Committee Reports and Government Responses and Auditor-General’s Reports
- General Business
- Business for Future Consideration
- Bills Referred to Committees
- Bills Discharged or Negatived
Questions On Notice
- Questions remaining unanswered
- Notice given 28 September 2010
- Notice given 8 December 2010
- Notice given 25 March 2011
- Notice given 30 May 2011
- Notice given 21 July 2011
- Notice given 17 August 2011
- Notice given 23 August 2011
- Notice given 29 August 2011
- Notice given 12 September 2011
- Notice given 19 September 2011
- Notice given 20 September 2011
- Notice given 21 September 2011
- Notice given 22 September 2011
- Notice given 28 October 2011
- Notice given 31 October 2011
- Notice given 1 November 2011
- Notice given 2 November 2011
- Notice given 4 November 2011
- Notice given 7 November 2011
- Notice given 9 November 2011
- Notice given 10 November 2011
- Notice given 14 November 2011
- Notice given 18 November 2011
- Notice given 22 November 2011
- Notice given 23 November 2011
- Notice given 25 November 2011
- Notice given 28 November 2011
- Notice given 5 December 2011
- Notice given 12 December 2011
- Notice given 13 December 2011
- Notice given 15 December 2011
- Notice given 19 December 2011
- Notice given 20 December 2011
- Notice given 16 January 2012
- Notice given 18 January 2012
- Notice given 19 January 2012
- Notice given 20 January 2012
- Notice given 24 January 2012
- Notice given 27 January 2012
- Notice given 31 January 2012
- Answers to Estimates Questions on Notice
- Orders of the Senate
- Contingent Notices of Motion
- Temporary Chairs of Committees
- Categories of Committees
- Senate Appointments to Statutory Authorities
- Ministerial Representation
- Guide to the Notice Paper
- SENATE NOTICE PAPER
Notice given 10 November 2011
Senator Abetz: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 1455-1456)—In regard to the department and all agencies within the Minister’s portfolio, can a breakdown be provided of spending for the 2010-11 financial year and an estimate of spending for the 2011-12 financial year, in relation to:
(b) travel, including a further breakdown for economy versus business class travel and domestic versus international travel;
(c) hospitality and entertainment;
(d) information and communications technology;
(f) education or training for staff;
(g) external accounting;
(h) external auditing;
(i) external legal; and
(j) memberships or grants paid to affiliate organisations.
1455 Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations
1456 Minister representing the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth
1458 Senator Ludlam: To ask the Minister representing the Treasurer—With reference to the answer to question no. AET 157, taken on notice during the 2010-11 additional estimates hearings of the Economics Legislation Committee, which stated that 5.8 full-time equivalents within the department are working on housing affordability:
(1) To what extent are taxation issues relating to housing included in the work or analysis of these staff.
(2) Can a detailed outline be provided of the work of these staff relating to ‘identifying currently underutilised land’.
1459 Senator Ludlam: To ask the Minister representing the Treasurer—With reference to the Select Committee on Housing Affordability in Australia report, A good house is hard to find: Housing affordability in Australia , dated June 2008:
(1) Of the 33 recommendations, of which at least eight directly relate to the department, how many have been implemented to date.
(2) Can an update on any action be provided, including progress and outcomes made on all recommendations relating to the department, since the report was released.
(3) Given that recommendation 4.1 states ‘In the interests of more informed discussion of arrangements to encourage affordable housing, the Treasury be asked to publish current estimates of various taxation and related measures affecting the housing market’, can a current estimate of taxation and related measures affecting the housing market be provided, including a disaggregated breakdown for spending across all relevant departments.
1460 Senator Ludlam: To ask the Minister representing the Treasurer—With reference to Australia’s Future Tax System report , has the department ever conducted any modelling or analysis on:
(a) the number of recommendations it contained relating to the taxation treatment of housing, and specifically, of Recommendation 14 (p. 70) to ‘Provide a 40 per cent savings income discount to individuals for non-business related:
(a) net interest income;
(b) net residential rental income (including related interest expenses);
(c) capital gains (and losses); and
(d) interest expenses related to listed shares held by individuals as non-business investments’;
if so, can the modelling/analysis be described and provided;
(b) Recommendation 51 (p. 263) which stated ‘Ideally, there would be no role for any stamp duties, including conveyancing stamp duties, in a modern Australian tax system. Recognising the revenue needs of the States, the removal of stamp duty should be achieved through a switch to more efficient taxes, such as those levied on broad consumption or land bases. Increasing land tax at the same time as reducing stamp duty has the additional benefit of some offsetting impacts on asset prices’; if so, can the modelling/analysis be described and provided;
(c) Recommendation 52 (p. 263) relating to the benefits of implementing a broad based land tax; if so, can the modelling/analysis be described and provided;
(d) Recommendations 102 to 104 (p. 610) relating to increasing the maximum rate of Rent Assistance to assist renters to afford an adequate standard of dwelling, to index the rent maximum to movements in national rents, to base eligibility on rent paid, and to extend Rent Assistance equitably to public housing tenants; if so, can the modelling/analysis described and provided;
(e) Recommendation 105 (p. 610) relating to housing payments to tenants with high or special needs who may face discrimination in the private market; if so, can the modelling/analysis be described and provided.
1463 Senator Kroger: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation—
(1) What government and private sector reviews have been undertaken and made public in respect of securities finance in Australia over the past decade.
(2) How many instances in the past decade have there been of a participant in the clearing facility of the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) failing to deliver stock on agreed T+3 terms.
(3) How many Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions have been the subject of an enforceable undertaking with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission over the past decade.
(4) Is the Minister aware of any Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions which have been promoting retail margin loan products in respect of stocks outside or below the ASX200; if so, does he believe that such an offering is consistent with the findings of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services’ inquiry into financial products and services in Australia or the intent of the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Financial Services Modernisation) Bill 2009.
(5) Is the Minister aware of Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions with significant debt portfolios in respect of stocks outside or below the ASX200, does he believe that the current arrangements in terms of capital adequacy of Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions is in any way compromised by such portfolios.
(6) Is the Minister aware of any documents which cast doubt on the veracity of any evidence given to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services’ inquiry into financial products and services in Australia.
(7) Is the Minister aware of a case currently being heard in the Supreme Court of Victoria between Primebroker Securities Limited (in liquidation) (Receivers and Managers Appointed) & Ors. v. the Australian and New Zealand Banking Group Limited & Ors.