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senate vote 2014-03-25#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-10-09 15:17:07

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against an [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-03-24.6.1) introduced by Greens Senator [Christine Milne](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Christine_Milne&mpc=Senate&house=senate).
  • The amendment would have added the following to the end of the motion _That this bill be now read a second time_:
  • _"but the Senate calls on the Government to recognise that the benefits of the mining boom should be enjoyed by all Australian society by:_(Read more about mining in Australia [here](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_in_Australia). )
  • _(a) applying a 40% tax rate to all minerals,_
  • _(b) rebating only those royalties that were in place at July 2011, and_
  • _(c) allowing depreciation on the book value of the amounts actually spent on mining infrastructure only."_
  • Background to the bill
  • The [bill](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5142) was first introduced into the House by Treasurer [Joe Hockey](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Joe_Hockey&mpc=North_Sydney&house=representatives) to repeal the [minerals resource rent tax](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minerals_Resource_Rent_Tax) ('MRRT'), which the Coalition called the “mining tax”.(You can read more about the MRRT [here](http://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Minerals-resource-rent-tax/). ) The tax began 1 July 2012 and applies to profits earned from the extraction of mineral resources such as coal and iron ore. Its abolition was an election promise of the Coalition during the 2013 election campaign.(You can read the Coalition's policy [here](http://liberal.org.au/our-plan/5-pillar-economy).)
  • The bill also repeals the [schoolkids bonus](http://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/families-and-children/benefits-payments/schoolkids-bonus), the [income support bonus](http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/income-support-bonus) and the [low income superannuation contribution](http://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Super/In-detail/Contributions/Low-income-super-contribution/).
  • The majority voted against an [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-03-24.6.1) introduced by Greens Senator [Christine Milne](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Christine_Milne&mpc=Senate&house=senate).
  • The amendment would have added the following to the end of the motion _That this bill be now read a second time_:
  • _"but the Senate calls on the Government to recognise that the benefits of the mining boom should be enjoyed by all Australian society by:_(Read more about mining in Australia [here](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_in_Australia).)
  • _(a) applying a 40% tax rate to all minerals,_
  • _(b) rebating only those royalties that were in place at July 2011, and_
  • _(c) allowing depreciation on the book value of the amounts actually spent on mining infrastructure only."_
  • Background to the bill
  • The [bill](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5142) was first introduced into the House by Treasurer [Joe Hockey](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Joe_Hockey&mpc=North_Sydney&house=representatives) to repeal the [minerals resource rent tax](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minerals_Resource_Rent_Tax) ('MRRT'), which the Coalition called the “mining tax”.(You can read more about the MRRT [here](http://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Minerals-resource-rent-tax/). ) The tax began 1 July 2012 and applies to profits earned from the extraction of mineral resources such as coal and iron ore. Its abolition was an election promise of the Coalition during the 2013 election campaign.(You can read the Coalition's policy [here](http://liberal.org.au/our-plan/5-pillar-economy).)
  • The bill also repeals the [schoolkids bonus](http://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/families-and-children/benefits-payments/schoolkids-bonus), the [income support bonus](http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/income-support-bonus) and the [low income superannuation contribution](http://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Super/In-detail/Contributions/Low-income-super-contribution/).
  • References
senate vote 2014-03-25#1

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:21:42

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-03-24.6.1 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Christine_Milne&mpc=Senate&house=senate Christine Milne].
  • The amendment would have added the following to the end of the motion ''That this bill be now read a second time'':
  • ''"but the Senate calls on the Government to recognise that the benefits of the mining boom should be enjoyed by all Australian society by:''(Read more about mining in Australia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_in_Australia here]. )
  • ''(a) applying a 40% tax rate to all minerals,''
  • ''(b) rebating only those royalties that were in place at July 2011, and''
  • ''(c) allowing depreciation on the book value of the amounts actually spent on mining infrastructure only."''
  • Background to the bill
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5142 bill] was first introduced into the House by Treasurer [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Joe_Hockey&mpc=North_Sydney&house=representatives Joe Hockey] to repeal the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minerals_Resource_Rent_Tax minerals resource rent tax] ('MRRT'), which the Coalition called the “mining tax”.(You can read more about the MRRT [http://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Minerals-resource-rent-tax/ here]. ) The tax began 1 July 2012 and applies to profits earned from the extraction of mineral resources such as coal and iron ore. Its abolition was an election promise of the Coalition during the 2013 election campaign.(You can read the Coalition's policy [http://liberal.org.au/our-plan/5-pillar-economy here].)
  • The bill also repeals the [http://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/families-and-children/benefits-payments/schoolkids-bonus schoolkids bonus], the [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/income-support-bonus income support bonus] and the [http://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Super/In-detail/Contributions/Low-income-super-contribution/ low income superannuation contribution].
  • References
  • The majority voted against an [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-03-24.6.1) introduced by Greens Senator [Christine Milne](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Christine_Milne&mpc=Senate&house=senate).
  • The amendment would have added the following to the end of the motion _That this bill be now read a second time_:
  • _"but the Senate calls on the Government to recognise that the benefits of the mining boom should be enjoyed by all Australian society by:_(Read more about mining in Australia [here](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_in_Australia). )
  • _(a) applying a 40% tax rate to all minerals,_
  • _(b) rebating only those royalties that were in place at July 2011, and_
  • _(c) allowing depreciation on the book value of the amounts actually spent on mining infrastructure only."_
  • Background to the bill
  • The [bill](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5142) was first introduced into the House by Treasurer [Joe Hockey](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Joe_Hockey&mpc=North_Sydney&house=representatives) to repeal the [minerals resource rent tax](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minerals_Resource_Rent_Tax) ('MRRT'), which the Coalition called the “mining tax”.(You can read more about the MRRT [here](http://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Minerals-resource-rent-tax/). ) The tax began 1 July 2012 and applies to profits earned from the extraction of mineral resources such as coal and iron ore. Its abolition was an election promise of the Coalition during the 2013 election campaign.(You can read the Coalition's policy [here](http://liberal.org.au/our-plan/5-pillar-economy).)
  • The bill also repeals the [schoolkids bonus](http://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/families-and-children/benefits-payments/schoolkids-bonus), the [income support bonus](http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/income-support-bonus) and the [low income superannuation contribution](http://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Super/In-detail/Contributions/Low-income-super-contribution/).
  • References
senate vote 2014-03-25#1

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:58

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-03-24.6.1 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Christine_Milne&mpc=Senate&house=senate Christine Milne].
  • The amendment would have added the following to the end of the motion ''That this bill be now read a second time'':
  • ''"but the Senate calls on the Government to recognise that the benefits of the mining boom should be enjoyed by all Australian society by:''[1]
  • ''"but the Senate calls on the Government to recognise that the benefits of the mining boom should be enjoyed by all Australian society by:''(Read more about mining in Australia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_in_Australia here]. )
  • ''(a) applying a 40% tax rate to all minerals,''
  • ''(b) rebating only those royalties that were in place at July 2011, and''
  • ''(c) allowing depreciation on the book value of the amounts actually spent on mining infrastructure only."''
  • Background to the bill
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5142 bill] was first introduced into the House by Treasurer [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Joe_Hockey&mpc=North_Sydney&house=representatives Joe Hockey] to repeal the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minerals_Resource_Rent_Tax minerals resource rent tax] ('MRRT'), which the Coalition called the “mining tax”.[2] The tax began 1 July 2012 and applies to profits earned from the extraction of mineral resources such as coal and iron ore. Its abolition was an election promise of the Coalition during the 2013 election campaign.[3]
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5142 bill] was first introduced into the House by Treasurer [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Joe_Hockey&mpc=North_Sydney&house=representatives Joe Hockey] to repeal the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minerals_Resource_Rent_Tax minerals resource rent tax] ('MRRT'), which the Coalition called the “mining tax”.(You can read more about the MRRT [http://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Minerals-resource-rent-tax/ here]. ) The tax began 1 July 2012 and applies to profits earned from the extraction of mineral resources such as coal and iron ore. Its abolition was an election promise of the Coalition during the 2013 election campaign.(You can read the Coalition's policy [http://liberal.org.au/our-plan/5-pillar-economy here].)
  • The bill also repeals the [http://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/families-and-children/benefits-payments/schoolkids-bonus schoolkids bonus], the [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/income-support-bonus income support bonus] and the [http://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Super/In-detail/Contributions/Low-income-super-contribution/ low income superannuation contribution].
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about mining in Australia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_in_Australia here].
  • * [2] You can read more about the MRRT [http://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Minerals-resource-rent-tax/ here].
  • * [3] You can read the Coalition's policy [http://liberal.org.au/our-plan/5-pillar-economy here].
senate vote 2014-03-25#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-03-31 12:43:59

Title

  • Bills - Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013 - Second Reading - Share mining boom benefits
  • Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013 - Second Reading - Share mining boom benefits

Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-03-24.6.1 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Christine_Milne&mpc=Senate&house=senate Christine Milne].
  • The amendment would have added the following to the end of the motion ''That this bill be now read a second time'':
  • ''"but the Senate calls on the Government to recognise that the benefits of the mining boom should be enjoyed by all Australian society by:''[1]
  • ''(a) applying a 40% tax rate to all minerals,''
  • ''(b) rebating only those royalties that were in place at July 2011, and''
  • ''(c) allowing depreciation on the book value of the amounts actually spent on mining infrastructure only."''
  • Background to the bill
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5142 bill] was first introduced into the House by Treasurer [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Joe_Hockey&mpc=North_Sydney&house=representatives Joe Hockey] to repeal the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minerals_Resource_Rent_Tax minerals resource rent tax] ('MRRT'), which the Coalition called the “mining tax”.[2] The tax began 1 July 2012 and applies to profits earned from the extraction of mineral resources such as coal and iron ore. Its abolition was an election promise of the Coalition during the 2013 election campaign.[3]
  • The bill also repeals the [http://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/families-and-children/benefits-payments/schoolkids-bonus schoolkids bonus], the [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/income-support-bonus income support bonus] and the [http://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Super/In-detail/Contributions/Low-income-super-contribution/ low income superannuation contribution].
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about mining in Australia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_in_Australia here].
  • * [2] You can read more about the MRRT [http://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Minerals-resource-rent-tax/ here].
  • * [3] You can read the Coalition's policy [http://liberal.org.au/our-plan/5-pillar-economy here].
senate vote 2014-03-25#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-03-30 12:17:10

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-03-24.6.1 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Christine_Milne&mpc=Senate&house=senate Christine Milne].
  • The amendment would have added the following to the end of the motion ''That this bill be now read a second time'':
  • ''"but the Senate calls on the Government to recognise that the benefits of the mining boom should be enjoyed by all Australian society by:''[1]
  • ''(a) applying a 40% tax rate to all minerals,''
  • ''(b) rebating only those royalties that were in place at July 2011, and''
  • ''(c) allowing depreciation on the book value of the amounts actually spent on mining infrastructure only."''
  • Background to the bill
  • The bill was introduced by Treasurer [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Joe_Hockey&mpc=North_Sydney&house=representatives Joe Hockey] to repeal the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minerals_Resource_Rent_Tax minerals resource rent tax] ('MRRT'), which the Coalition called the “mining tax”.[2] The tax began 1 July 2012 and applies to profits earned from the extraction of mineral resources such as coal and iron ore. Its abolition was an election promise of the Coalition during the 2013 election campaign.[3]
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5142 bill] was first introduced into the House by Treasurer [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Joe_Hockey&mpc=North_Sydney&house=representatives Joe Hockey] to repeal the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minerals_Resource_Rent_Tax minerals resource rent tax] ('MRRT'), which the Coalition called the “mining tax”.[2] The tax began 1 July 2012 and applies to profits earned from the extraction of mineral resources such as coal and iron ore. Its abolition was an election promise of the Coalition during the 2013 election campaign.[3]
  • The bill also repeals the [http://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/families-and-children/benefits-payments/schoolkids-bonus schoolkids bonus], the [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/income-support-bonus income support bonus] and the [http://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Super/In-detail/Contributions/Low-income-super-contribution/ low income superannuation contribution].
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about mining in Australia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_in_Australia here].
  • * [2] You can read more about the MRRT [http://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Minerals-resource-rent-tax/ here].
  • * [3] You can read the Coalition's policy [http://liberal.org.au/our-plan/5-pillar-economy here].
senate vote 2014-03-25#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-03-30 12:09:30

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-03-24.6.1 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Christine_Milne&mpc=Senate&house=senate Christine Milne].
  • The amendment would have added the following to the end of the motion ''That this bill be now read a second time'':
  • ''"but the Senate calls on the Government to recognise that the benefits of the mining boom should be enjoyed by all Australian society by:''
  • ''"but the Senate calls on the Government to recognise that the benefits of the mining boom should be enjoyed by all Australian society by:''[1]
  • ''(a) applying a 40% tax rate to all minerals,''
  • ''(b) rebating only those royalties that were in place at July 2011, and''
  • ''(c) allowing depreciation on the book value of the amounts actually spent on mining infrastructure only."''
  • Background to the bill
  • The bill was introduced by Treasurer [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Joe_Hockey&mpc=North_Sydney&house=representatives Joe Hockey] to repeal the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minerals_Resource_Rent_Tax minerals resource rent tax] ('MRRT'), which the Coalition called the “mining tax”.[1] The tax began 1 July 2012 and applies to profits earned from the extraction of mineral resources such as coal and iron ore. Its abolition was an election promise of the Coalition during the 2013 election campaign.[2]
  • The bill was introduced by Treasurer [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Joe_Hockey&mpc=North_Sydney&house=representatives Joe Hockey] to repeal the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minerals_Resource_Rent_Tax minerals resource rent tax] ('MRRT'), which the Coalition called the “mining tax”.[2] The tax began 1 July 2012 and applies to profits earned from the extraction of mineral resources such as coal and iron ore. Its abolition was an election promise of the Coalition during the 2013 election campaign.[3]
  • The bill also repeals the [http://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/families-and-children/benefits-payments/schoolkids-bonus schoolkids bonus], the [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/income-support-bonus income support bonus] and the [http://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Super/In-detail/Contributions/Low-income-super-contribution/ low income superannuation contribution].
  • References
  • * [1] You can read more about the MRRT [http://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Minerals-resource-rent-tax/ here].
  • * [2] You can read the Coalition's policy [http://liberal.org.au/our-plan/5-pillar-economy here].
  • * [1] Read more about mining in Australia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_in_Australia here].
  • * [2] You can read more about the MRRT [http://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Minerals-resource-rent-tax/ here].
  • * [3] You can read the Coalition's policy [http://liberal.org.au/our-plan/5-pillar-economy here].
senate vote 2014-03-25#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-03-30 12:06:43

Title

  • Bills Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013; Second Reading
  • Bills - Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013 - Second Reading - Share mining boom benefits

Description

  • <p class='motion-notice motion-notice-truncated'>Long debate text truncated.</p>
  • The majority voted against an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-03-24.6.1 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Christine_Milne&mpc=Senate&house=senate Christine Milne].
  • The amendment would have added the following to the end of the motion ''That this bill be now read a second time'':
  • ''"but the Senate calls on the Government to recognise that the benefits of the mining boom should be enjoyed by all Australian society by:''
  • ''(a) applying a 40% tax rate to all minerals,''
  • ''(b) rebating only those royalties that were in place at July 2011, and''
  • ''(c) allowing depreciation on the book value of the amounts actually spent on mining infrastructure only."''
  • Background to the bill
  • The bill was introduced by Treasurer [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Joe_Hockey&mpc=North_Sydney&house=representatives Joe Hockey] to repeal the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minerals_Resource_Rent_Tax minerals resource rent tax] ('MRRT'), which the Coalition called the “mining tax”.[1] The tax began 1 July 2012 and applies to profits earned from the extraction of mineral resources such as coal and iron ore. Its abolition was an election promise of the Coalition during the 2013 election campaign.[2]
  • The bill also repeals the [http://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/families-and-children/benefits-payments/schoolkids-bonus schoolkids bonus], the [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/income-support-bonus income support bonus] and the [http://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Super/In-detail/Contributions/Low-income-super-contribution/ low income superannuation contribution].
  • References
  • * [1] You can read more about the MRRT [http://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Minerals-resource-rent-tax/ here].
  • * [2] You can read the Coalition's policy [http://liberal.org.au/our-plan/5-pillar-economy here].