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Treasurer says super profits tax is not a government priority

Guardian Australia’s political editor, Katharine Murphy, asks the treasurer two questions:

Just a point of clarity from both of you, if I may. Treasurer, you said in relation to super profits that it’s not a priority for you at this point in time, no proposal that you’re working up specifically for October. But repeatedly, obviously, pre-election and since, you have left open the field of multinational tax avoidance as one area. So can we get a straight answer about whether or not this is a priority you might get to over the course of this government because you haven’t – you haven’t ruled it out prior to the election?

So if we can get just a straight answer, is there something you are looking at over this term of government? And also to Michelle, if I may: I think from what you said before … about how would…

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