Inquiry into State Government Taxation and Debt

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On 29 July 2009 the Committee received the terms of reference for the Inquiry into State Government Taxation and Debt from the Legislative Council.

The Committee is no longer accepting submissions. Submissions can be viewed on the submissions page.

Transcripts of evidence from public hearings can be obtained from the Public Hearings page.

On 25 February 2010 the Committee tabled an  Interim Report (PDF 124.37 Kb) for the Inquiry. 

On 16 September 2010 the Committee tabled its Final Report (PDF 605.19 Kb)

The Committee secretariat can be contacted for further information on the Committee's role and activities, and to discuss how to make a submission to the Committee.

Public Hearings

Initial public hearings commenced October 2009. The Committee will conduct public hearings in Melbourne in 2010. Transcripts of proceedings will be available on this page approximately four weeks after each public hearing has been held.

Sydney 29 October 2009

Witness: Mr John Hanks, Consultant
Organisation: National Insurance Brokers Association    
Transcript (pdf, 74 KB)

Witness: Professor Neil Warren, Head of School, Australian School of Taxation
Organisation: University of New South Wales        
pdf Transcript.pdf 70.29 Kb 

Witness: Mr Nicholas Scofield, General Manager, Corporate Affairs
Organisation: Allianz Australia
Witness: Mr David Wellfare, Senior Advisor, Economics and Policy
Organisation: Insurance Australia Group
Witness: Mr Alex Sanchez, General Manager and Mr Phil O’Sullivan, Senior Policy Adviser, Economics and Taxation Directorate
Organisation: Insurance Council of Australia
Transcript (pdf, 66 KB)

Interim Report

On 25 February 2010 the Committee tabled an Interim Report (PDF124.37 Kb) for the Inquiry


Section 28(8) of the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003 provides for any person to make a written submission to the Committee.

Submissions received to date by the Committee are provided below. Alternative format documents for people with vision impairment may also be provided upon request from the Committee secretariat at

  1. RSM Bird Cameron (pdf, 18 KB)
  2. Owners Corporations Victoria (pdf, 79 KB)
  3. Australian Bankers' Association Inc (pdf, 89 KB)
  4. Australian Finance Conference (pdf, 27 KB)
  5. Insurance Australia Group (pdf, 2.6 MB)
  6. Business Coalition for Tax Reform (pdf, 179 KB)
  7. CGU Insurance (pdf, 92 KB)
  8. National Insurance Brokers' Association (pdf, 117 KB)
  9. Westfield Management Limited (pdf, 1509 KB)
  10. The Australia Institute (pdf, 15 KB)
  11.  Eu-Jin Teo (pdf, 35 KB)
     Eu-Jin Teo, Part 1 (pdf, 164 KB)
     Eu-Jin Teo, Part 2 (pdf, 212 KB)
  12.  Glenne Drover (pdf, 11 KB)
  13. Schiavello Group of Companies (pdf, 139 KB)
  14. The Geelong Chamber of Commerce (pdf, 41 KB)
  15. Prosper Australia (pdf, 216 KB)
  16. The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (pdf, 523 KB)
  17. pdf Property_Council_of_Australia_PART_1.   (pdf, 263 KB)
    pdf Property_Council_of_Australia_PART_2.  (pdf, 68 KB)
  18. Victorian Farmers' Federation (pdf, 715 KB)
  19. CPA Australia (pdf, 66 KB)
  20. The Real Estate Institute of Victoria Ltd. (pdf, 105 KB)
  21. Master Builders' Association of Victoria (pdf, 1.4 MB)
  22.  Nanette & Morrie Griffiths (pdf, 148 KB)
  23.  G Lloyd-Smith (pdf, 157 KB)
  24. Xuereb and Galea Family (not available).
  25.  Zoyee & Teresa Kartalis (pdf, 497 KB)
  26.  CFMEU_Construction_and_General_Division (Victorian Branch).pdf  (pdf, 141 KB)
  27. Financial Planning Association (pdf, 126 KB)
  28.  Chris Janson (pdf, 200 KB)
  29. RACV (pdf, 449 KB)
  30. Australian Unity (pdf, 923 KB)
  31.  Emmanuelle & Lorenza Pannuzzo (pdf, 133 KB)
  32.  Jack Stanhope (pdf, 248 KB)
  33.  Rachael & Neil Gaghan (pdf, 15 KB)
  34.  Australian Custodial Services Association (ACSA).pdf  (pdf, 63 KB)
  35. Totally Integrated Financial Planning Pty Ltd (pdf, 41 KB)
  36. National Community Titles Institute (pdf, 267 KB)
  37. Victorian Government (pdf, 987 KB)
  38. Insurance Council of Australia (pdf, 208 KB)
  39. First National Real Estate (pdf, 83 KB)
  40. pdf Brotherhood_of_St_Laurence.pdf 614.78 Kb
  41. Brotherhood of St Laurence, Footscray Community Legal Centre, West Heidelberg Community Legal Service and Consumer Action law Centre (pdf, 304 KB)
  42. Tenants Union of Victoria (pdf, 175 KB)
  43. pdf Kim_Wells_MP,_Shadow Treasurer and State_Member_for_Scoresby.  (pdf 285.54 Kb )

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  1. Terms of Reference