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Land tax

11 OCTOBER 2020

The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (15:07): My question is to the Treasurer about the transition fund for land tax. Can the Treasurer advise why it is necessary for taxpayers to apply for relief under the transition fund and why relief is not automatically applied to eligible accounts based on information already recorded on the land tax revenue collection master file?

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Treasurer) (15:07): I am happy to take advice on the detail of that question. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that the government's approach to land tax relief has been by way of providing ex gratia relief rather than legislating for these particular arrangements through last year. But I will take advice on the honourable member's question and provide a clear response to the member's question.