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Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Page: 3396


Senator Humphries asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice, on 3 March 2010:

With reference to the Commonwealth Grants Commission (the commission):

(1)   Has the commission received any correspondence from the Chief Minister or Treasurer of the Australian Capital Territory in the past 12 months relating to the goods and services tax.

(2)   Has the commission received any request from the Chief Minister or Treasurer of the Australian Capital Territory in the past 12 months to appear personally before the commission; if so: (a) was this request accepted; and (b) if the request was accepted, when.


Senator Sherry (Assistant Treasurer) —The Treasurer has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   In the past twelve months the Commonwealth Grants Commission has not received any correspondence from the Chief Minister or Treasurer of the ACT.

(2)   In the past twelve months the Commonwealth Grants Commission has not received a request from the Chief Minister or Treasurer of the ACT to appear personally before the Commission.