Late’ tax bill upsets Franklyn
OPPOSITION SENATOR CASWELL FRANKLYN yesterday chastised Government for bringing the Tourism Levy Bill to the Senate 17 months after the tax took effect.
Government Senator Kay McConney led off debate on the bill explaining that it was part of the Prime Minister’s budgetary proposals. She pointed out that certain changes had been made to the bill.
The Room Rate and Product Development levies took effect from July 1, 2018 while the Shared Economy Levy was implemented from October 1, 2018.(MB)