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  • Families Senator MINCHIN —My question is to the Minister for Family Services, Senator Crowley. Minister, in 1985 when Mr Keating was a leading advocate of reform of Australia's tax system, he said: Ordinary working people in Australia have . . . not only shouldered the entire burden of the increase
    Date: 19/09/1995 - Collection: Senate - ID: chamber/hansards/1995-09-19/0003 - Source: Senate

  • Interest Rates Senator MINCHIN —My question is directed to the Leader of the Government in the Senate. I refer the minister to the report in today's Australian Financial Review headed `Australia's performance is one of the worst' which shows, in effect, that Australia's real interest rates are already among the
    Date: 23/06/1994 - Collection: Senate - ID: chamber/hansards/1994-06-23/0003 - Source: Senate

  • Mabo Legislation Senator MINCHIN —My question is directed to the Minister representing the Prime Minister. I refer to the Attorney-General's answer to a question on Mabo in the House of Representatives last Wednesday in which he said: I think it is the balance of legal opinion . . . that
    Date: 26/10/1993 - Collection: Senate - ID: chamber/hansards/1993-10-26/0003 - Source: Senate

  • Media: Foreign Ownership Senator MINCHIN —I refer the Minister representing the Prime Minister to an article in the Canberra Times of 21 April 1993, which referred to a phone conversation at the end of last year between Mr Conrad Black and the Prime Minister in which the Prime Minister is
    Date: 23/11/1993 - Collection: Senate - ID: chamber/hansards/1993-11-23/0007 - Source: Senate

  • Trade: Compact Discs Senator MINCHIN —My question is directed to the Minister for Trade. Can the minister explain how the government's supposed commitment to trade liberalisation, espoused by his own department in the document Winning markets: the next step , is compatible with cabinet's recent decision not to allow parallel
    Date: 30/05/1995 - Collection: Senate - ID: chamber/hansards/1995-05-30/0009 - Source: Senate

  • Family Payments Senator MINCHIN —I refer the Minister for Family Services to the report in the Age of 13 May in which ACTU President Martin Ferguson called for the federal government to simplify the system of family payments, saying that it was too complex and not reaching people in need.
    Date: 31/05/1994 - Collection: Senate - ID: chamber/hansards/1994-05-31/0009 - Source: Senate

  • Wholesale Sales Tax Senator MINCHIN —My question is to the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Senator Cook. I draw the minister's attention to the 12 1/2 per cent drop in new car sales in September and I ask the minister whether he will concede the accuracy of the statement
    Date: 17/10/1995 - Collection: Senate - ID: chamber/hansards/1995-10-17/0010 - Source: Senate

  • Wine Industry Senator MINCHIN —I refer the Minister representing the Treasurer to the Winemakers Federation's initial estimate that the 55 per cent increase in tax on wine will cost at least 650 jobs in the wine industry immediately and many more over time. Given the budget speech statement that `the
    Date: 30/08/1993 - Collection: Senate - ID: chamber/hansards/1993-08-30/0010 - Source: Senate

  • Child Care Senator MINCHIN —My question is addressed to the Minister for Family Services, Senator Crowley. When you introduced the child-care rebate, you attacked the coalition for suggesting that it should be means tested. Yesterday's Sunday Mail reported one of your ministerial colleagues as saying: Some slackness has crept into
    Date: 06/02/1995 - Collection: Senate - ID: chamber/hansards/1995-02-06/0011 - Source: Senate

  • Informal Votes Senator MINCHIN —My question is directed to the Minister representing the Minister for Administrative Services. I refer to the case being brought before the High Court seeking a declaration that section 329A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act, which makes it an offence to advocate an informal vote, is
    Date: 06/03/1995 - Collection: Senate - ID: chamber/hansards/1995-03-06/0017 - Source: Senate

  • Wine Tax Senator MINCHIN —Can the Minister representing the Treasurer advise the Senate whether the South Australian Labor government presented a case to the federal government against any increase in the wine tax before it was announced in the budget? What direct representations has the South Australian government made to
    Date: 27/09/1993 - Collection: Senate - ID: chamber/hansards/1993-09-27/0018 - Source: Senate

  • War Crimes Trials Senator MINCHIN —My question is directed to the Minister representing the Attorney-General. I refer the minister to the withdrawal of charges in the most recent war crimes trial in Adelaide, which is now the third trial in South Australia to have been abandoned or dismissed. Can the
    Date: 14/12/1993 - Collection: Senate - ID: chamber/hansards/1993-12-14/0023 - Source: Senate

  • Jobs Levy Senator MINCHIN —My question is directed to the Minister representing the Prime Minister. I refer the minister to the jobs levy options set out on page 199 of the employment discussion paper. The three options set out include a levy of 1.4 per cent starting at an income
    Date: 15/12/1993 - Collection: Senate - ID: chamber/hansards/1993-12-15/0057 - Source: Senate

  • Tariffs: Passenger Motor Vehicles Senator MINCHIN —My question is to the Minister for Industry, Technology and Regional Development. Is the federal government leaving open the possibility of freezing the tariff on passenger motor vehicles at 25 per cent when it reaches that level on 1 January 1996, because the domestic
    Date: 02/03/1994 - Collection: Senate - ID: chamber/hansards/1994-03-02/0061 - Source: Senate

  • Wine: Sales Tax Senator MINCHIN —My question is directed to the Minister representing the Prime Minister. I note the minister's reference to the opening paragraph of the letter from the former Labor Treasurer, John Kerin, to wine makers, but I refer him to the closing paragraphs of that letter in
    Date: 07/10/1993 - Collection: Senate - ID: chamber/hansards/1993-10-07/0065 - Source: Senate

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