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TAXATION—HENRY TAX REVIEW—SUPERANNUATION—ORDER FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS

Senator Cormann, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 3—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) the Henry Tax Review made a number of recommendations in relation to superannuation,

  (ii) those recommendations were not adopted by either the Rudd or Gillard Governments which pursued proposals criticised in the context of the Henry Tax Review,

  (iii) the Government so far has not released any of the Treasury modelling or other relevant information and advice about the impact of those Henry Tax Review recommendations, and

  (iv) release of that information is in the public interest to enable a fully informed community discussion about the best way forward for superannuation;

 (b) calls on the Government to honour its stated commitment to openness and transparency and release all the information it holds about the Henry Tax Review recommendations on superannuation forthwith; and

 (c) orders that there be laid on the table by noon on Thursday, 30 September 2010:

  (i) any modelling, assessments or advice generated on superannuation-related issues for the purposes of the Henry Tax Review before it finalised its report and recommendations,

  (ii) any Treasury modelling, assessments and advice to the Government about the impact of the Henry Tax Review's recommendations on superannuation, and

  (iii) any other information held by the Government about the superannuation-related recommendations in the Henry Tax Review.

Question put and passed.