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Monday, 10 April 2000
Page: 15643


Mrs Crosio asked the Prime Minister, upon notice, on 7 March 2000:

(1) What goods and services to be purchased for The Lodge and Kirribilli House will be subject to the GST from 1 July 2000.

(2) What sum of GST will be paid on those goods and services.

(3) Are goods and services purchased by his Department for The Lodge and Kirribilli House exempt from GST.

(4) If not, is his Department entitled to a rebate on the GST paid on goods and services used in The Lodge and Kirribilli House; if so, what sum is the rebate as a percentage of the total GST paid on goods and services for The Lodge and Kirribilli House.


Mr Howard (Prime Minister) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)From 1 July 2000, the GST will apply to any goods and services purchased by the department for The Lodge and Kirribilli House that are subject to the GST in accordance with the relevant legislation.

(2) The sum of the GST for those goods and services will be equivalent to 1/11th of the price paid for those goods and services.

(3) No. Purchases by the department of goods and services subject to the GST in accordance with the relevant legislation will be taxable.

(4) The department will be entitled to an input tax credit equivalent to 1/11th of the price paid for goods and services for The Lodge and Kirribilli House that are subject to the GST.