This morning Treasurer Katy Gallagher let rip at Zed Seselja for his much touted “industry roundtable” on change of use charges.
“The Government has been consulting with stakeholders over this issue for over two years now and has reached a point where we are now ready to move forward,” the Treasurer said.
“Since 2009 we have been officially consulting over the issue of codification and two reports have been produced, the Nicholls Report, and the Piggott Addendum.”
Apparently all you need to know about the consultation can be found on the Treasury website.
Zed has now returned fire:
Just in the last couple of weeks the Treasurer, Katy Gallagher, has been in secret consultations with only selective industry groups on a Bill for Labor’s massive tax increase on units, that contains substantial changes from the last time this was discussed publically, Leader of the Opposition Zed Seselja said today.
In today’s sprawling and vindictive press release, Ms Gallagher is misleading the public about the level of consultations she has had with the community and key stakeholders.
“Only in the last couple of weeks have selective industry groups been shown a copy of the draft Bill, that has seen substantial changes since the last consultation process with industry,” Zed said. “To suggest consultation has been broad on what the final changes will be is misleading.
Who can be the best buddy of the development community?