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senate vote 2014-06-23#1

Edited by Henare Degan

on 2014-10-10 15:44:06

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  • The majority voted against an amendment to the original motion, introduced by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young. The original motion was "that the bill be now read a second time"(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [here](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html). ) to which Senator Hanson-Young moved the following amendment:
  • _At the end of the motion, add:_
  • _but the Senate is of the opinion that, rather than punishing families, revenue should be raised from big miners, bankers and polluters through:_
  • _(a) applying a 'public insurance' levy on the big four banks that are too big to fail;_
  • _(b) removing fossil fuel subsidised fuel for big mining companies;_
  • _(c) retaining the billions in revenue from the carbon price;_
  • _(d) implementing the original super profits mining tax;_
  • _(e) imposing a millionaires tax;_
  • _(f) taxing discretionary trusts as corporations; and_
  • _(g) imposing a levy on thermal coal imports exports._
  • Because the majority voted against this amendment, it was unsuccessful
  • _Background to the bill_
  • The [bill](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5271) was introduced primarily to amend the [A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999](http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/antsaa1999357/) in order to:
  • - maintain the indexation pause on the [Child Care Rebate](http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/child-care-rebate) (CCR) limit at $7500 for three years from 1 July 2014; and
  • - maintain the [Child Care Benefit](http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/child-care-benefit) (CCB) income thresholds at the amounts applicable as at 30 June 2014 for three years from 1 July 2014.
  • Normally, the CCR limit and CCB income test thresholds are indexed on an annual basis to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). These measures constitute a freeze on the annual indexation of these amounts.(Read more about these measure in the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd092). )
  • This division relates to the Policy _[For limiting availability of welfare payments](/policies/34)_.
  • The majority voted against an amendment to the original motion, introduced by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young. The original motion was "that the bill be now read a second time"(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [here](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html). ) to which Senator Hanson-Young moved the following amendment:
  • _At the end of the motion, add:_
  • _but the Senate is of the opinion that, rather than punishing families, revenue should be raised from big miners, bankers and polluters through:_
  • _(a) applying a 'public insurance' levy on the big four banks that are too big to fail;_
  • _(b) removing fossil fuel subsidised fuel for big mining companies;_
  • _(c) retaining the billions in revenue from the carbon price;_
  • _(d) implementing the original super profits mining tax;_
  • _(e) imposing a millionaires tax;_
  • _(f) taxing discretionary trusts as corporations; and_
  • _(g) imposing a levy on thermal coal imports exports._
  • Because the majority voted against this amendment, it was unsuccessful
  • _Background to the bill_
  • The [bill](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5271) was introduced primarily to amend the [A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999](http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/antsaa1999357/) in order to:
  • - maintain the indexation pause on the [Child Care Rebate](http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/child-care-rebate) (CCR) limit at $7500 for three years from 1 July 2014; and
  • - maintain the [Child Care Benefit](http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/child-care-benefit) (CCB) income thresholds at the amounts applicable as at 30 June 2014 for three years from 1 July 2014.
  • Normally, the CCR limit and CCB income test thresholds are indexed on an annual basis to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). These measures constitute a freeze on the annual indexation of these amounts.(Read more about these measure in the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd092). )
  • The Government announced this freeze on the indexation of the CCB income test threshold in the 2014–15 Budget. It is part of a broader measure that affects the indexation of income test thresholds for major welfare payments.(Read more about the background to the bill in the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd092).)
senate vote 2014-06-23#1

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:21:49

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Description

  • The majority voted against an amendment to the original motion, introduced by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young. The original motion was "that the bill be now read a second time"(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here]. ) to which Senator Hanson-Young moved the following amendment:
  • ''At the end of the motion, add:''
  • ''but the Senate is of the opinion that, rather than punishing families, revenue should be raised from big miners, bankers and polluters through:''
  • ''(a) applying a 'public insurance' levy on the big four banks that are too big to fail;''
  • ''(b) removing fossil fuel subsidised fuel for big mining companies;''
  • ''(c) retaining the billions in revenue from the carbon price;''
  • ''(d) implementing the original super profits mining tax;''
  • ''(e) imposing a millionaires tax;''
  • ''(f) taxing discretionary trusts as corporations; and''
  • ''(g) imposing a levy on thermal coal imports exports.''
  • Because the majority voted against this amendment, it was unsuccessful
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5271 bill] was introduced primarily to amend the [http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/antsaa1999357/ A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999] in order to:
  • * maintain the indexation pause on the [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/child-care-rebate Child Care Rebate] (CCR) limit at $7500 for three years from 1 July 2014; and
  • * maintain the [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/child-care-benefit Child Care Benefit] (CCB) income thresholds at the amounts applicable as at 30 June 2014 for three years from 1 July 2014.
  • Normally, the CCR limit and CCB income test thresholds are indexed on an annual basis to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). These measures constitute a freeze on the annual indexation of these amounts.(Read more about these measure in the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd092 bills digest]. )
  • The Government announced this freeze on the indexation of the CCB income test threshold in the 2014–15 Budget. It is part of a broader measure that affects the indexation of income test thresholds for major welfare payments.(Read more about the background to the bill in the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd092 bills digest].)
  • The majority voted against an amendment to the original motion, introduced by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young. The original motion was "that the bill be now read a second time"(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [here](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html). ) to which Senator Hanson-Young moved the following amendment:
  • _At the end of the motion, add:_
  • _but the Senate is of the opinion that, rather than punishing families, revenue should be raised from big miners, bankers and polluters through:_
  • _(a) applying a 'public insurance' levy on the big four banks that are too big to fail;_
  • _(b) removing fossil fuel subsidised fuel for big mining companies;_
  • _(c) retaining the billions in revenue from the carbon price;_
  • _(d) implementing the original super profits mining tax;_
  • _(e) imposing a millionaires tax;_
  • _(f) taxing discretionary trusts as corporations; and_
  • _(g) imposing a levy on thermal coal imports exports._
  • Because the majority voted against this amendment, it was unsuccessful
  • _Background to the bill_
  • The [bill](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5271) was introduced primarily to amend the [A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999](http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/antsaa1999357/) in order to:
  • - maintain the indexation pause on the [Child Care Rebate](http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/child-care-rebate) (CCR) limit at $7500 for three years from 1 July 2014; and
  • - maintain the [Child Care Benefit](http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/child-care-benefit) (CCB) income thresholds at the amounts applicable as at 30 June 2014 for three years from 1 July 2014.
  • Normally, the CCR limit and CCB income test thresholds are indexed on an annual basis to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). These measures constitute a freeze on the annual indexation of these amounts.(Read more about these measure in the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd092). )
  • The Government announced this freeze on the indexation of the CCB income test threshold in the 2014–15 Budget. It is part of a broader measure that affects the indexation of income test thresholds for major welfare payments.(Read more about the background to the bill in the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd092).)
senate vote 2014-06-23#1

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:59

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against an amendment to the original motion, introduced by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young. The original motion was "that the bill be now read a second time"[1] to which Senator Hanson-Young moved the following amendment:
  • The majority voted against an amendment to the original motion, introduced by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young. The original motion was "that the bill be now read a second time"(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here]. ) to which Senator Hanson-Young moved the following amendment:
  • ''At the end of the motion, add:''
  • ''but the Senate is of the opinion that, rather than punishing families, revenue should be raised from big miners, bankers and polluters through:''
  • ''(a) applying a 'public insurance' levy on the big four banks that are too big to fail;''
  • ''(b) removing fossil fuel subsidised fuel for big mining companies;''
  • ''(c) retaining the billions in revenue from the carbon price;''
  • ''(d) implementing the original super profits mining tax;''
  • ''(e) imposing a millionaires tax;''
  • ''(f) taxing discretionary trusts as corporations; and''
  • ''(g) imposing a levy on thermal coal imports exports.''
  • Because the majority voted against this amendment, it was unsuccessful
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5271 bill] was introduced primarily to amend the [http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/antsaa1999357/ A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999] in order to:
  • * maintain the indexation pause on the [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/child-care-rebate Child Care Rebate] (CCR) limit at $7500 for three years from 1 July 2014; and
  • * maintain the [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/child-care-benefit Child Care Benefit] (CCB) income thresholds at the amounts applicable as at 30 June 2014 for three years from 1 July 2014.
  • Normally, the CCR limit and CCB income test thresholds are indexed on an annual basis to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). These measures constitute a freeze on the annual indexation of these amounts.[2]
  • Normally, the CCR limit and CCB income test thresholds are indexed on an annual basis to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). These measures constitute a freeze on the annual indexation of these amounts.(Read more about these measure in the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd092 bills digest]. )
  • The Government announced this freeze on the indexation of the CCB income test threshold in the 2014–15 Budget. It is part of a broader measure that affects the indexation of income test thresholds for major welfare payments.[3]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about these measure in the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd092 bills digest].
  • * [3] Read more about the background to the bill in the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd092 bills digest].
  • The Government announced this freeze on the indexation of the CCB income test threshold in the 2014–15 Budget. It is part of a broader measure that affects the indexation of income test thresholds for major welfare payments.(Read more about the background to the bill in the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd092 bills digest].)
senate vote 2014-06-23#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-06-27 09:34:46

Title

  • Bills — Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Measures) Bill 2014; Second Reading
  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Measures) Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Find other means to raise revenue

Description

  • <p class='motion-notice motion-notice-truncated'>Long debate text truncated.</p>
  • The majority voted against an amendment to the original motion, introduced by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young. The original motion was "that the bill be now read a second time"[1] to which Senator Hanson-Young moved the following amendment:
  • ''At the end of the motion, add:''
  • ''but the Senate is of the opinion that, rather than punishing families, revenue should be raised from big miners, bankers and polluters through:''
  • ''(a) applying a 'public insurance' levy on the big four banks that are too big to fail;''
  • ''(b) removing fossil fuel subsidised fuel for big mining companies;''
  • ''(c) retaining the billions in revenue from the carbon price;''
  • ''(d) implementing the original super profits mining tax;''
  • ''(e) imposing a millionaires tax;''
  • ''(f) taxing discretionary trusts as corporations; and''
  • ''(g) imposing a levy on thermal coal imports exports.''
  • Because the majority voted against this amendment, it was unsuccessful
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5271 bill] was introduced primarily to amend the [http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/antsaa1999357/ A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999] in order to:
  • * maintain the indexation pause on the [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/child-care-rebate Child Care Rebate] (CCR) limit at $7500 for three years from 1 July 2014; and
  • * maintain the [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/child-care-benefit Child Care Benefit] (CCB) income thresholds at the amounts applicable as at 30 June 2014 for three years from 1 July 2014.
  • Normally, the CCR limit and CCB income test thresholds are indexed on an annual basis to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). These measures constitute a freeze on the annual indexation of these amounts.[2]
  • The Government announced this freeze on the indexation of the CCB income test threshold in the 2014–15 Budget. It is part of a broader measure that affects the indexation of income test thresholds for major welfare payments.[3]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about these measure in the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd092 bills digest].
  • * [3] Read more about the background to the bill in the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd092 bills digest].