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    14   New International Tax Arrangements (Foreign-owned Branches and Other Measures) Bill 2005

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the bill be now read a second time—

Debate resumed by Mr Fitzgibbon who moved, as an amendment—That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: “whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House notes that the bill contains a number of corrections of errors in relation to legislation introduced last year and calls on the Government to take steps to reduce the incidence of such errors recurring in taxation bills requiring subsequent legislative amendment”.

Debate continued.

Amendment negatived.

Question—That the bill be now read a second time—put and passed—bill read a second time.

Consideration in detail

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole, and agreed to, after debate.

Consideration in detail concluded.

On the motion of Mr Brough (Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer), by leave, the bill was read a third time.