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Wednesday, 19 November 1986
Page: 2489


The PRESIDENT —I inform the Senate that I have received the following letter, dated 19 November, from Senator Chaney:

Dear Mr President

Pursuant to Standing Order 64, I give notice that today I propose to move-

`That, in the opinion of the Senate, the following is a matter of urgency:

The need to abolish the Fringe Benefits Tax because of the extra cost burden it imposes on business, industry and the rural community, its unfair impact on relatively low income earners such as bank officers and the effect it will have on voluntary, charitable, religious and educational organisations and institutions.'.

Yours sincerely

Fred Chaney

Senator for the State of Western Australia

Is the proposal supported?

More than the number of senators required by the Standing Orders having risen in their places-