Scrutiny of New Taxes

Scrutiny of New Taxes


Select Committee on the Scrutiny of New Taxes

43rd Parliament (30 September 2010 to 31 December 2010)

Method of appointment

Pursuant to resolution agreed to by the Senate on 30 September 2010.


Current members


Date of appointment

Senator Mathias Cormann (WA, LP)

(elected Chair on 30.09.10)

30.09.10

Senator Steve Hutchins (NSW, ALP)

(elected Deputy Chair on 1.10.10)

30.09.10

Senator David Bushby (TAS, LP)

30.09.10

Senator Doug Cameron (NSW, ALP)

30.09.10

Senator Mitch Fifield (VIC, LP)

30.09.10

Senator John Williams (NSW, NATS)

30.09.10


Participating members


Date of appointment

Senator the Hon Eric Abetz (TAS, LP)

30.09.10

Senator Judith Adams (WA, LP)

30.09.10

Senator Chris Back (WA, LP)

30.09.10

Senator Guy Barnett (TAS, LP)

30.09.10

Senator Cory Bernardi (SA, LP)

30.09.10

Senator Catryna Bilyk (TAS, ALP)

30.09.10

Senator Simon Birmingham (SA, LP)

30.09.10

Senator Mark Bishop (WA, ALP)

30.09.10

Senator the Hon Ronald Boswell (QLD, NATS)

30.09.10

Senator Sue Boyce (QLD, LP)

30.09.10

Senator the Hon George Brandis (QLD, LP)

30.09.10

Senator Carol Brown (TAS, ALP)

30.09.10

Senator Michaelia Cash (WA, LP)

30.09.10

Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck (TAS, LP)

30.09.10

Senator the Hon Helen Coonan (NSW, LP)

30.09.10

Senator Trish Crossin (NT, ALP)

30.09.10

Senator Alan Eggleston (WA, LP)

30.09.10

Senator the Hon John Faulkner (NSW, ALP)

30.09.10

Senator the Hon Alan Ferguson (SA, LP)

30.09.10

Senator Steve Fielding (VIC, FFP)

30.09.10

Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells (NSW, LP)

30.09.10

Senator Mary Jo Fisher (SA, LP)

30.09.10

Senator Michael Forshaw (NSW, ALP)

30.09.10

Senator Mark Furner (QLD, ALP)

30.09.10

Senator the Hon Bill Heffernan (NSW, LP)

30.09.10

Senator Gary Humphries (ACT, LP)

30.09.10

Senator Annette Hurley (SA, ALP)

30.09.10

Senator the Hon David Johnston (WA, LP)

30.09.10

Senator Barnaby Joyce (QLD, NATS)

30.09.10

Senator the Hon Ian Macdonald (QLD, LP)

30.09.10

Senator Gavin Marshall (VIC, ALP)

30.09.10

Senator the Hon Brett Mason (QLD, LP)

30.09.10

Senator Anne McEwen (SA, ALP)

30.09.10

Senator Julian McGauran (VIC, LP)

30.09.10

Senator the Hon Nicholas Minchin (SA, LP)

30.09.10

Senator Claire Moore (QLD, ALP)

30.09.10

Senator Fiona Nash (NSW, NATS

30.09.10

Senator Kerry O'Brien (TAS, ALP)

30.09.10

Senator Stephen Parry (TAS, LP)

30.09.10

Senator Marise Payne (NSW, LP)

30.09.10

Senator Helen Polley (TAS, ALP)

30.09.10

Senator Louise Pratt (WA, ALP)

30.09.10

Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson (VIC, LP)

30.09.10

Senator Scott Ryan (VIC, LP)

30.09.10

Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion (NT, CLP)

30.09.10

Senator the Hon Ursula Stephens (NSW, ALP)

30.09.10

Senator Glenn Sterle (WA, ALP)

30.09.10

Senator the Hon Judith Troeth (VIC, LP)

30.09.10

Senator Dana Wortley (SA, ALP)

30.09.10

Senator Nick Xenophon (SA, IND)

25.10.10

Inquiry

As at 30 September 2010

(a)       new taxes proposed for Australia, including:

(i)        the minerals resource rent tax and expanded petroleum resource rent tax,

(ii)       a carbon tax, or any other mechanism to put a price on carbon, and

(iii)     any other new taxes proposed by Government, including significant changes to existing tax arrangements;

(b)       the short and long term impact of those new taxes on the economy, industry, trade, jobs, investment, the cost of living, electricity prices and the Federation;

(c)       estimated revenue from those new taxes and any related spending commitments;

(d)       the likely effectiveness of these taxes and related policies in achieving their stated policy objectives;

(e)       any administrative implementation issues at a Commonwealth, state and territory level;

(f)        an international comparison of relevant taxation arrangements;

(g)       alternatives to any proposed new taxes, including direct action alternatives; and

(h)       any other related matter.

Current inquiry

As at 31 December 2010

(a)       new taxes proposed for Australia, including:

(i)        the minerals resource rent tax and expanded petroleum resource rent tax,

(ii)       a carbon tax, or any other mechanism to put a price on carbon, and

(iii)     any other new taxes proposed by Government, including significant changes to existing tax arrangements;

(b)       the short and long term impact of those new taxes on the economy, industry, trade, jobs, investment, the cost of living, electricity prices and the Federation;

(c)       estimated revenue from those new taxes and any related spending commitments;

(d)       the likely effectiveness of these taxes and related policies in achieving their stated policy objectives;

(e)       any administrative implementation issues at a Commonwealth, state and territory level;

(f)        an international comparison of relevant taxation arrangements;

(g)       alternatives to any proposed new taxes, including direct action alternatives; and

(h)       any other related matter.

Public hearings

30 September 2010–31 December 2010

Reports tabled

30 September 2010–31 December 2010

Government responses

30 September 2010–31 December 2010

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