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TAXATION—MINERALS RESOURCE RENT TAX—ORDER FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS—NON-COMPLIANCE

Senator Cormann, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 615—

 (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)e Bill 2011.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,32


Senators—
AbetzColbeckHeffernanParry
BernardiCormannHumphriesPayne
BirminghamEdwardsJohnstonRonaldson
BoswellEgglestonKroger (Teller)Ryan
BoyceFawcettMacdonaldScullion
BrandisFierravanti-WellsMadiganSinodinos
BushbyFifieldMasonWilliams
CashFisherMcKenzieXenophon

NOES, 36



Senators—
ArbibCrossinLudwigSherry
BilykDi NataleMarshallSiewert
BishopFarrellMcEwen (Teller)Singh
Brown, BobFaulknerMcLucasStephens
Brown, CarolFeeneyMilneSterle
CameronFurnerMooreThistlethwaite
CarrGallacherPolleyWaters
CollinsHanson-YoungPrattWong
ConroyLudlamRhiannonWright

Question negatived.

Statement by leave: Senator Cormann, by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.