Older Australians

RETIREMENT VILLAGES ACT — REFORM — CONSULTATION

438. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Commerce:

I refer to the former Minister for Commerce’s advice in November 2018 that the public consultation period for stage 2 reforms of the Retirement Villages Act 1992 was expected to open in early 2019.

(1)  Will the minister please confirm that the department now intends to release seven discussion papers over the course of 12 months?

(2)  If yes to (1), can the minister please advise —

STAMP DUTY EXEMPTIONS — RETIREES

Amendment to Notice of Motion

HON COLIN TINCKNELL (South West) [1.07 pm]: Madam President, pursuant to standing order 62(b), I seek leave to move my motion in an amended form, as follows —

That this house calls on the state government to extend stamp duty exemptions to Western Australian retirees to the property value of $800 000 and capped at $17 500 in order to —

(a)  provide an incentive when downsizing from their current home; and

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