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13    Taxation—GST Distribution

Senator Wang, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 894—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes the volatility of commodity prices and how badly this has impacted on Western Australia; and

    (b)   calls on the Government and the Parliament to show leadership in promoting mature and considered discussion to ensure the distribution of GST returns is fair and in the best interests of the nation.

Statement by leave : The Minister for Communications (Senator Fifield), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.