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Thursday, 18 February 1999
Page: 3148


Mr McGAURAN (Arts and the Centenary of Federation) (10:04 AM) —I move:

That the bill be now read a second time.

Currently the Radiocommunications (Receiver Licence Tax) Act 1983 and the Radiocommunications Taxes Collection Act 1983 provide that licence tax instalments are due on the anniversary of the date of issue of a licence, not the date the licence commenced. It is inappropriate that a tax on a licence used for a particular period not relate to the particular period concerned. The bill will correct this deficiency in relation to the Radiocommunications (Receiver Licence Tax) Act 1983. The deficiency in relation to the Radiocommunications Taxes Collection Act 1983 will be corrected in the Radiocommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 1999.

Debate (on motion by Mr Stephen Smith) adjourned.