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Tuesday, 23 August 1983
Page: 22


Mr CADMAN —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That this House-

(1) condemns the-

(a) use of cash payments as a method of avoiding the payment of income tax, and

(b) hasty introduction of the administrative procedures which are causing disruption in all-

Dr Klugman-This was done a year ago.

Mr Leo McLeay-This is a terrible attack on the Deputy Leader of the Opposition.


Mr SPEAKER —Order! I ask the House to come to order.

Dr Klugman-This is utter hypocrisy.


Mr SPEAKER —Order! I warn the honourable member for Prospect. There is a requirement that notices of motion do not contain argument. To assess whether that is the case, the Speaker must be able to hear them. So far I have heard very little of the notice of motion of the honourable member for Mitchell. I ask him to repeat his notice of motion.


Mr CADMAN —Thank you, Mr Speaker. I give notice that, on the next day of sitting , I shall move:

That this House-

(1) condemns the-

(a) use of cash payments as a method of avoiding the payment of income tax, and

(b) hasty introduction of the administrative procedures which are causing disruption in all affected industries;

(2) states its apprehension that the measures will encourage tax avoidance;

(3) expresses its-

(a) belief that the withholding tax seriously interferes with normal relationships between contractors and clients, and

(b) grave concern regarding the Government's intention to proceed with the withholding tax, and

(4) calls on the Government to exercise some restraint and to postpone the commencement date of 1 September.