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Monday, 24 February 2014
Page: 494

Mobile Home Parks: Goods and Services Tax Exemption

To the Honourable The Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives

This petition of the residents of manufactured home parks in and around the electorate of Shortland draws to the attention of the House:

the proposed ruling by the Australian Taxation Office to impose a GST on the residential site fees of manufactured home parks, and the hardship it will cause to park residents.

Manufactured home parks are a primary provider of affordable accommodation for over 100,000 residents in Australia, about 95% of whom are pensioners. These residents can ill afford the extra GST cost on their site fees. The imposition of a GST would cause hardship to home park residents.

We therefore ask the House to: take urgent action to do everything in its power to ensure that the GST is not imposed on the residential site fees of manufactured home parks.

from 1,826 citizens