508. Hon AARON STONEHOUSE to the minister representing the
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?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. The following answer has been provided to me by
to date suggest the initiative has been well received, indicating that the
funding envelope is appropriate.