The Liberals’ Brendan Smyth is turning up the heat on Andrew Barr and his tax reform plans:
This morning the Canberra Liberals will call for a privileges committee to be established to investigate whether Treasurer Andrew Barr is in contempt of the Legislative Assembly over refusing to table all documents relating to ACT Labor’s tax reforms, Shadow Treasurer Brendan Smyth said today.
“Earlier this year the Opposition directed Andrew Barr to table all analysis of the impacts of the Government’s tax reforms. He has failed to do so,” Mr Smyth said.
“We’re now calling for the Assembly to vote to establish a Select Committee on Privileges to examine whether Mr Barr is in contempt of the Assembly by failing to produce all documents.
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“Canberrans have a right to know how tax reforms implemented by ACT Labor have affected their cost of living and the Canberra Liberals want to get to the bottom of why rates are increasing across the ACT.
Rates are going up because stamp duty isn’t going to cut it during the real estate crash that’s coming. The End.
This will, however, put Shane Rattenbury in a sticky position as the Privileges Committee will have his vote as casting. Will his loyalties lie to the people, the assembly, what’s just right, or the government?