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   16   MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE— Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Measures No. 3) Bill 2019

Message No. 184, 12 June 2020, from the Senate was reported returning the Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Measures No. 3) Bill 2019 with amendments.

Ordered—That the amendments be considered immediately.

Mr Howarth (Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services) moved—That the amendments be disagreed to.

Debate ensued.

Question—put.

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr A. D. H. Smith, in the Chair)—

AYES, 55

Dr Allen

Mr Frydenberg

Dr Martin

Mr Taylor

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr Morrison

Mr Tehan

Mr K. J. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Thompson

Mrs Archer

Ms Hammond

Mr Pasin

Mr Tudge

Ms Bell

Mr Hawke

Mr Pearce

Mr van Manen

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hunt

Mr Pitt

Mr Vasta

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Joyce

Mr Porter

Mr Wallace

Mr Conaghan

Mr C. Kelly

Ms Price

Dr Webster

Mr Connelly

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr Littleproud

Mr Sharma

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Ms Liu

Mr Simmonds

Mr Wyatt

Mr Entsch

Mr McCormack

Mr Stevens

Mr Young

Mr Fletcher

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Sukkar

 

NOES, 53

Mr Albanese

Ms Coker

Mr Jones

Ms Rishworth

Dr Aly

Ms Collins

Mr Katter

Ms Ryan*

Mr Bandt

Mr Conroy

Ms Kearney

Ms Sharkie

Ms Bird

Mr Dick

Mr Keogh

Mr Shorten

Mr Bowen

Mr Dreyfus

Ms C. F. King

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Burke

Mrs Elliot

Mr Marles

Ms Stanley*

Ms Burney

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Steggall

Mr Burns

Mr Gorman

Dr Mulino

Ms Templeman

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Gosling

Ms Murphy

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms T. M. Butler

Dr Haines

Mr O’Connor

Ms Thwaites

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hayes

Mr Perrett

Mr Watts

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hill

Mrs Phillips

Ms Wells

Mr Clare

Mr Husic

Ms Plibersek

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

 

* Tellers

Pairs

Mr Morton

Ms Swanson

Mr Evans

Mr Giles

Mr Irons

Mr Neumann

Dr McVeigh

Mr Snowdon

Mr Hastie

Dr Leigh

Mr O’Dowd

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Alexander

Mr Byrne

Mr Hogan

Ms McBride

Mr Wood

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Laming

Ms Payne

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Zappia

Mr Howarth

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Christensen

Dr Freelander

Mr Goodenough

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Landry

Ms Owens

Mr Buchholz

Mr Champion

Mrs Marino

Ms Rowland

Mr Coleman

Mr Georganas

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Ms O’Neil

Ms Flint

Mr Khalil

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Mr Howarth presented reasons, which were circulated, and are as follows:

Reasons of the House of Representatives for disagreeing to the amendments of the Senate

The issue raised by this amendment is the subject of a recommendation in the Senate Economics Committee’s Corporate Tax Avoidance report, Part I: You cannot tax what you cannot see. The House will not pre-empt the Government’s response to this recommendation as part of its response to the Senate Economics Committee’s corporate tax avoidance reports. The House does not support this last minute amendment to an unrelated bill prior to the Government’s response to the relevant Senate Committee’s report being considered.

In addition, exempt proprietary companies to which the amendment relates are still required to prepare financial reports and have them audited according to accounting and audit standards where required by law, as is appropriate.

Accordingly, the House of Representatives does not accept this amendment.

On the motion of Mr Howarth, the reasons were adopted.