The Senate has today passed a Greens motion for an order for the production of documents that the Government provide the legal advice relating to the decision to stop relying on income averaging under the Income Compliance Program.
“Legal professional privilege is not a recognised ground for refusing to provide information to the Senate, Australian Greens spokesperson on Family and Community Services Senator Rachel Siewert.
"The federal court finding today shows just why this information needs to be made available. The Parliament and the community need to know what is the legal status of this program. Many of us suspect there is no basis for the Government to issue these debt notices.
“The Government need to front up and take responsibility for what they have done.”
The motion reads: