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Question Without Notice No. 508 asked in the Legislative Council on 21 May 2020 by Hon Aaron Stonehouse

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 21 May 2020

CORONAVIRUS — LAND TAX

508. Hon AARON STONEHOUSE to the minister representing the Treasurer:

I refer the minister to the article in The West Australian of Saturday, 16 May 2020 headed, ''Relief Shreds Rent: A Tale of 4 Cities: Land Tax Rebates by City'', which rather unfavourably compared the rebates being offered to landlords in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne with those here in Perth.

(1) Given the applications received to date, does the government envisage exhausting the full $100 million concession in land tax relief grants announced by the Treasurer on 23 April 2020 under the existing criteria?

(2) If not, will the government consider loosening the criteria for land tax concession eligibility to ensure that the $100 million in promised land tax relief is delivered to suffering landlords as quickly as possible, given that these are far from the best of times?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following answer has been provided to me by the Treasurer.

(1)–(2) Applications to date suggest the initiative has been well received, indicating that the funding envelope is appropriate.