List of tax measures referred to in Re:Think discussion paper

Patrick Conheady made this Freedom of Information request to Department of the Treasury

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From: Patrick Conheady

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Dear Department of the Treasury,

The Tax White Paper discusion paper 'Re:Think' (http://bettertax.gov.au/files/2015/03/TW..., at page 168, footnote 226, states:

"There has been an average of 77 tax measures introduced into Parliament each financial year since 2002-03."

Please provide the list of tax measures used to derive this figure.

If it is machine-readable form such as an Excel spreadsheet, please provide it in its original form.

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Conheady

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Dear Mr Conheady,

I refer to your request of 26 February 2016, in which you sought access to
documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) in relation
to:

“The Tax White Paper discussion paper 'Re:Think'
([1]http://bettertax.gov.au/files/2015/03/TW..., at
page 168, footnote 226, states:

 

"There has been an average of 77 tax measures introduced into Parliament
each financial year since 2002-03."

 

Please provide the list of tax measures used to derive this figure.

 

If it is machine-readable form such as an Excel spreadsheet, please
provide it in its original form.”

 

The information you have requested is publicly available at:

·         Parliament of Australia website -
[2]http://www.aph.gov.au/Help/Federated_Sea...

Documents that are publicly available (for example, documents published on
a publicly accessible website) are irrelevant to an FOI request.  This
means that you will not be charged for, or be provided with, publicly
available documents under FOI, and your FOI application will be taken to
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FOI Team

Parliamentary and Legal Services Unit

Financial and Parliamentary Division

The Treasury, Langton Crescent, Parkes ACT 2600

 

Email:  [3][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

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From: Patrick Conheady

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Dear FOI Team,

I would like to clarify my request.

I am seeking the list of tax measures used in the preparation of the quoted statement in the Re:Think paper.

It is unlikely that the officer drafting this part of the report counted the measures directly from the APH.gov.au website and nobody checked or verified this figure before it was included in an important public report. (However, if this is in fact what happened then please provide a document stating that this is the case.)

Please provide the list or database that Treasury referred to when making the statement that an average of 77 tax measures introduced into Parliament each financial year.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Conheady

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From: Patrick Conheady

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Dear FOI team,

I refer to my clarified FOI request dated 5 April 2016.

Could you please let me know the reference number you have assigned to this request, and when you expect to complete processing the request?

With thanks,

Patrick Conheady

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Dear Mr Conheady,

The reference number for your FOI is FOI Number 1860.

Regards

FOI Team
Parliamentary and Legal Services Unit
Financial and Parliamentary Division
The Treasury, Langton Crescent, Parkes ACT 2600

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From: Patrick Conheady

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Dear FOI Team,

Thankyou for your email.

Could you please provide an estimate of when you expect to complete this request?

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Conheady

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Dear Mr Conheady. You will receive a response to your request number 1860 this coming Friday, 5 May 2016.

Kind regards

FOI Team
Parliamentary and Legal Services Unit
Financial and Parliamentary Division
The Treasury, Langton Crescent, Parkes ACT 2600

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From: Patrick Conheady

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Dear FOI Team,

I refer to your email of 3 May 2016 in which you stated that I would receive a response by today. It is now past close of business so I thought I would follow up.

Have you sent me a response? If not, when can I expect it?

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Conheady

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Dear Mr Conheady,

Your response will be sent to you by COB today, Friday 6 May 2016.

Regards

FOI Team
Parliamentary and Legal Services Unit
Financial and Parliamentary Division
The Treasury, Langton Crescent, Parkes ACT 2600

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Attachment Bills and measures introduced in previous years Redacted.pdf
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Dear Mr Conheady. Attached is correspondence relating to your FOI request
number 1860 submitted to this department on 26 February 2016 and clarified
on 5 April 2016.

 

Kind regards

FOI Team

Parliamentary and Legal Services Unit

Financial and Parliamentary Division

The Treasury, Langton Crescent, Parkes ACT 2600

 

Phone:  (02) 6263 2800

Email:  [1][email address]

 

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From: Patrick Conheady

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Dear FOI Team,

Thankyou for this.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Conheady

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