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Tuesday, 13 September 1983
Page: 646

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled: This petition of certain citizens of Australia shows:

That payments to contract and sub-contract owner-drivers of trucks are likely to be reduced by ten per cent on implementation of the new system of tax deduction at source from payments for work and services;

That profit or personal remuneration constitutes a very small part of payments received by owner-drivers, compared with capital and running costs and government charges; and

That a deduction of ten per cent of gross payments would not only be much greater than required to protect the revenue, but would also cause hardship to owner-drivers and their families.

Your petitioners therefore pray that the Government will not require tax to be deducted from payments to owner-drivers.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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