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Thursday, 12 December 2002
Page: 7814

Senator JACINTA COLLINS (Victoria) (9.34 a.m.)—I move:

That the following matter be referred to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by the last sitting day in June 2004:

The structure and distributive effects of the Australian taxation system, with particular reference to:

(a) the level, extent and distribution of the current tax burden on individuals and businesses;

(b) the impact of (a) on taxpayers' families;

(c) the use and efficacy of various tax and expenditure incentives to influence social and economic conduct, for instance participation in the workforce;

(d) the long-term social and economic impact of the current distribution of taxation, government spending and employment, including the inter-generational consequences of the tax structure;

(e) the respective roles of the Commonwealth and the states in relation to the collection and distribution of taxation revenue; and

(f) any other relevant issues which may arise in the course of the inquiry.

Question agreed to.