Legislative Council Thursday 4 June, 2020
Ms FORREST question to LEADER of the GOVERNMENT in the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, Mrs HISCUTT -
There may not be answers to these questions, but I want to put them on the record.
The Economic and Fiscal Update Report dated May 2020, page 19 in particular, estimates the decrease in dividend tax and rate equivalent income for government businesses at $140.2 million for 2020-21, which I note is a 38 per cent decrease.
What is the breakup of this amount specifically listed by individual amounts for each business, as would be presented in a policy and parameter statement?
I would have thought this would not have taken such a long time to answer; it was sent through a few days ago, because it is only one question related to a report that was released by the Treasurer on 19 May.
Mr President, I thank the member for Murchison for putting that on record.
We are making every effort, as members can tell. One member has been fairly satisfied with the answers; one member is dissatisfied; and one member received her answer a minute ago. We are making every effort - there is a process and a few steps that have to be taken. With one answer to the member's question, an answer had been prepared but someone did not think it was quite right, and we need to make sure it is right before we can deliver it. It is in the system.