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Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Page: 8240

Senator FIFIELD (VictoriaManager of Government Business in the Senate, Minister for Communications, Minister for the Arts and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Government) (09:59): Thank you for your question, Senator Whish-Wilson. The tax office have the information that they need to do their job, and we also think that the concept of taxpayer confidentiality is an important one. I do not know that we can really canvass in any greater detail than has happened over the many hours previous the government's rationale for that which it has done.