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Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Page: 1193


Senator Abetz asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice, on 13 November 2008:

Was the Australian Taxation Office consulted in relation to the: (a) definition of ‘tourist activity’ for the purposes of the amendments to the Tax Laws Amendment (Luxury Car Tax) Bill 2008 and related bills; if so, when did the consultations begin; and (b) drafting of regulations pursuant to the legislative changes; if so, when did the consultations begin.


Senator Conroy (Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy) —The Treasurer has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

Treasury undertook consultations with the Australian Taxation Office regarding the drafting of regulations for the purposes of the amendments contained in the Tax Laws Amendment (Luxury Car Tax) Act 2008, including the definition of ‘tourist activity’. These consultations commenced on 25 September 2008.